European far-right politicians in Russia to support Putin

A Cossack argues with an Russia’s anti-fascist activist, right, during protest near the venue of the the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, March 22, 2015. The poster reads ‘ To each fascist his Nuremberg’. Nationalist supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin brought together controversial far-right politicians from across Europe on Sunday … Continue reading

Neo-Nazi ‘Militants’ Arrested in Russia

A Moscow court arrested two alleged neo-Nazi activists accused of a killing spree that took the lives of a prominent judge, an anti-fascist leader and, possibly, many other opponents of the far right ideology. Vyacheslav Isayev and Maxim “Baklazhan” (Eggplant) Baklagin face life sentence on charges of hate murder, attacking a judge and illegally obtaining … Continue reading

Racist abuse, far-right flags, And Attacks on Stewards at Euro 2012

Racism and violence involving Russia’s fans have marred the start of the European Championship and confirmed fears that Euro 2012 could be a troubled tournament. Fans of co-host nations Poland and Ukraine had been seen as a potential source of racial abuse, following a damning investigation by the BBC. Instead, Russia became the main security … Continue reading

Neo-Nazi Blood & Honour banned in Russia

The Supreme Court prohibited the activity of international Neo-Nazi organization Blood & Honor in Russia having found it extremist, the official spokesperson for the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said on Wednesday. The organization’s ideology is rooted in racial, ethnic, national, religious and social animosity and hatred, Marina Gridneva said. Gridneva said that its leaders and … Continue reading

Neo-Nazis attack gay activists in St. Petersburg

Several gay rights activists have suffered injuries after being assaulted during and after a chaotic demonstration in St.Petersburg Dozens gathered in a city center park to mark International Day Against Homophobia. City authorities had sanctioned the demonstration, and a police unit shielded participants as they chanted slogans and gave out balloons to passers-by. A larger … Continue reading

Russia skinheads attack music festival

More than 100 Russian skinheads have attacked a music festival in central Russia, reports say. At least 10 people were injured while attending the Tornado festival in Miass, in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. The skinheads were reported to have been armed with truncheons and sticks when they launched their attack on the event, attended by some … Continue reading