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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.