posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 05:20 PM
These nationalistic degenerates appeared in the 90's, long before the issue with Georgia or Putin. I myself had a few run ins with their types.
They really are an embarassment to the country, and if Russia was still communist they would have been taught a good lesson or even better thrown in
jail. But now these morons run wild in large cities, and their strength is in numbers- they never attack or protest alone. Thankfully they are a
minority, have no support of any political party, and are not well tolerated even by the far-from-fair police fair. It is mostly young people under
25, who were adversely affected by the onslaught of capitalism, and take their frustrations out on innocent people. No-one taught them to act like
this- the political and economic environment taught them.
But whether Putin's reforms did or did not have something to do with encouraging these nationalists, I don't think he is to blame. I don't even
think the majority of them vote for him- instead I think they lean towards the LDPR Party headed by Zhirinovsky who often ensights nationalism and the
like sentiments. The youth group that supports Putin is mostly referred to as "Nashyi" (ours). They too are nationalist, but in no way ethnically
Problem in Putin is that he is still unable to reform the police force, in order to deal with these protests which sometimes turn violent. Now police
mostly could not care less and stand aside, not to mention they are up to their necks in corruption. If the national police force can be reformed
(Moscow is a good place to start), these issues can be dealth with. Of course you will never fully get rid of them- look at other Western countries.
The skinheads in UK, neo-nazis in Germany, the National Front in France, the white supremacists in the US, and the list goes on.
What I can't understand is the amount of neo-nazis in Russia. I mean the Nazi's agenda was to enslave the slavic people, and far more Russians died
in WWII than even the Jews. So how can any Russia consider himself a Nazi is beyond me, and a huge disgrace to these numbskulls.