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Putinjugend Is Looking for Nazi

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The Russian blogosphere is discussing the Nashi’s latest faux pas: The young Putin’s followers opened an installation at the Seliger Camp that presents a number of Russian and foreign individuals as wearing Nazi hats. Among the “nazists” is the highly respectable lifelong human rights activist and vocal critic of the Kremlin Lyudmila Alexeeva as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Nemtsov etc. (some photos and a description in Russians are here).

It’s not surprising at all to see Nashi calling Kremlin’s opponents fascists. In fact, Nashi have been doing this ever since they themselves were compared to Hitlerjugend in April 2005 (for instance, I was an organizer of one such action). The best way to fight such accusations, they concluded, is to call oneself an Antifascist Movement. As a proverb says, attack is the best form of defense.

There is another problem that some bloggers point to. The Seliger Camp is not a Nashi’s own playground. Thanks to their leader Vasiliy Yakemenko’s position in the government they made it an official state-sponsored event. It means that taxpayers’ money have been spent on mocking and blackmouthing political opposition and human rights activists. One can wonder how it goes with the principles of pluralism and impartiality of the state embedded in the Russian Constitution. Others would just say that instead of wasting budget money on this propaganda crap, the government should have spent them on pensions or, say, repairing roads in the province.


Written by Oleg Kozlovsky

July 28, 2010 at 10:04

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  1. larussophobe

    August 4, 2010 at 04:44

  2. You liberasts started with name calling, now you should learn to live with the consequences. ;-)

    Leos Tomicek

    August 5, 2010 at 14:33

  3. LEOS:

    Please document Alekseeva calling anyone any kind of name, much less “Nazi”.

    Or Kozlovsky, for that matter.

    You can’t. You’re a shameless, lying piece of filth.


    August 6, 2010 at 00:35

  4. @ idiot above

    Read the article which is not in Russian, so you can read it.

    “In fact, Nashi have been doing this ever since they themselves were compared to Hitlerjugend in April 2005 (for instance, I was an organizer of one such action).”

    That’s all the evidence I need… ;-)

    Leos Tomicek

    August 7, 2010 at 23:51

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    Cammie Novara

    August 11, 2010 at 03:41

  6. LEOS:

    It’s a pity you yourself can’t read English, and therefore can’t understand what “compare” means or what “call a name” means. It means they were NOT called that name, but it was pointed out how they were similar and different.

    When you call someone a name, you do not compare, you state. I, for instance, state that you are in inbred, clueless, lying degenerate scumbag who is far more dangerous to Russian than any foreign enemy.

    That’s how you call names. Get it, moron?


    August 13, 2010 at 04:15

  7. @ La Russophobe

    None of your semantic games can help you, sorry… :-)

    Leos Tomicek

    August 14, 2010 at 02:11

  8. Russia will sink in blood again. Yet again. It’s too late now. But my deepest Respect goes to Alekseeyeva, Kozlov, Shenderovich, Politkovskaya, Kiselev, Estemirova and honest Russian people who tried to avoid it. Unfortunately this land still belongs to hordes who are probably overall majority there. Probably, this country needs to shrink in population to Holland size until it becomes normal place for people to live. By the way, I am Russian myself, just for the record.


    August 22, 2010 at 14:48

  9. @ Alex


    These are some very respectable people over here.

    Leos Tomicek

    August 22, 2010 at 21:32

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