Saturday, 5 November 2011

Thousands of far-right Nazi-saluting nationalists marched in Moscow today in a 'Take Back Russia' protest at Muslim migrants.

Resentment is growing over the migrants from Russia's Caucasus and the money the Kremlin sends to those troubled regions.

Chanting 'Russia for Russians' and 'Migrants today, occupiers tomorrow,' about 5,000 demonstrators, mostly young men, marched through a working-class neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital.

...The so-called Russian March has been held annually since 2005 on a new national holiday created to replace celebrations of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

The new holiday was usurped by far-right nationalists, whose first rally in 2005 led to the shocking sight of thousands of skinheads marching through central Moscow with their hands raised in a Nazi salute and shouting obscene racist slogans.

The following year the march was banned, but nationalists marched anyway and clashed violently with police. Since 2007, the Russian March has been relegated to areas outside of the capital's centre.
Source: Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has photographs of this rally, showing what it claims are Nazi salutes. Are these really Nazi salutes or just something similar-looking? I find it hard to believe that Russian nationalists would be honouring a guy who killed tens of millions of Russians.

Here an AFP video of the same event:


Will said...

The following post might give a 'deeper' insight in the movement:

Five reasons for being [a] Russian [nationalist].

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