Friday, September 27, 2013

Russia. The 13th Song for those who left... ("Россия" - 13-ая песня Борковского из его 1999 альбома для тех кто покинул родину)

13. Russia
(Lyrics by hieromonk Roman)

There’s no place for me in Russia,
Though I’m not the first exile ;
Since old times  some other land
Gave shelter to my folk.

 My Motherland,  like Mother, you are my only,
That’s why I don’t demand,
For the freedom  you give to your sons,
The freedom to go up  the scaffolds.

Crucified! Is that you, my Land?
I’m standing and   wondering:
In the flags I recognize the shreds
Of Jesus Christ’s purple garments.

My Land! Are you heading the right way?

 The dirty fingers are poking  at the earthly things
And  you are rushing  to bow to them,
 Calling for Jesus Christ’s  traitors to be your leaders.

Why, turning your face away from Heaven,
D’ you hanker for the  western sparkles?
And casting  your own clothes off,
Why do you dress up in Lilliputian shreds?

Amusing mobs of good-for-nothing guys,
You choose another way to  go,
A stranger path is not yours,
It can’t imbibe your  aspirations.

 Many would  like to stand still
As guards of honor at your coffin,
Bearing malice, not knowing, blind,
They have infringed on God’s possessions.

Russia! Rus’! Wherever  you were flying,
In rags, profaned and wretched,
You won’t perish! You’re  safe!
With so many pious people in the God’s abodes.

 Translated by Eaja Borkovskaja.

13. Россия, ст. иеромонаха Романа


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I started my career in 1979 as an IBM/370 system engineer. In 1986 I got my PhD. in Robotics at St. Petersburg Technical University (Russia) and then worked as a professor teaching there CAD/CAM, Robotics and Computer Science for about 12 years. I published 30 papers and made several presentations for international conferences related to the Robotics, Artificial Intelligent and Computer fields. In 1999 I moved to the US and worked at Capital One bank in Richmond as a Capacity Planner. My first CMG paper was written and presented in 2001. The next one, "Global and Application Level Exception Detection System Based on MASF Technique," won a Best Paper award at CMG 2002 and was presented again at UKCMG 2003 in Oxford, England. My CMG 2004 paper about applying MASF technique to mainframe performance data was republished in the IBM z/Series Expo. I also presented my papers in Central Europe CMG conference and in numerous US regional meetings. I continue to enhance my exception detection methodologies. After working more than 2 years as the Capacity Management team lead for IBM, I had worked for SunTrust Bank for 3 years and then got back to IBM holding for 2+ years  Sr. IT Architect position. Currently I work for Capital One bank as IT Manager for IT Capacity Management group. In 2015 I have been elected to the CMG ( board of directors,

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