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Russian President Denounces Racist Attitudes and Calls For Crackdown

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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Russian President Denounces Racist Attitudes and Calls For Crackdown


The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for a crackdown on racist neo-Nazis in the country, labelling them a threat to the national interest.
On Monday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urged his government to crackdown on neo-Nazis in the wake of racial clashes in Moscow that were the worst since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Far-right nationalism has been an ongoing concern in Russia for decades, but has been on the upswing in recent years, gaining membership at a rate that has shocked many Russians.

They’ve held rallies in the capital, bearing swastikas and chanting “Russia is for Russians”. “All Nazis, independent of where they come from... they simply undermine the cultural foundations of our state,” said the Russian President.


In the article it states that the motivation behind this is due to hosting the 2018 World Cup. They want it to be safe for "non-white visitors to the country".

I would love to know what is all involved in a Russian "crackdown". Not a good time to be a neo-nazi in Russia at the present time.




posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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not that i give a toss if some nazis get their heads caved in,
but do remember that this sort of thing has become SOP as part of country's
"preparations for hosting the olympic games"



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