Who Makes the Nazis?

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Scuplture on the Albert Speer-inspired Galeriya shopping center in downtown Petersburg. Photo by the Russian Reader

“In 2015, for instance, St. Petersburg hosted one of the most outspoken gatherings of far-right ideologues Europe has seen in years. With speakers rotating across the dais, a pair of Americans—Jared Taylor and Sam Dickson—railed against Washington’s turn toward civil rights and racial equality. Taylor, a man Spencer himself has cited as inspiration for his political baptism into white nationalism, and a man who recorded robocalls on behalf of Trump during the campaign, joined Dickson, erstwhile lawyer for the Ku Klux Klan, as the latter praised Putin for encouraging high birthrates among white Russians. The organization pulling the Americans to the conference was itself an outgrowth of a Russian party founded by Dmitry Rogozin, Moscow’s deputy prime minister.”

—Casey Michel, “America’s neo-Nazis don’t look to Germany for inspiration. They look to Russia,” August 22, 2017, Washington Post

2 thoughts on “Who Makes the Nazis?

    1. Because it was meant only as a hammer that Russia could use to beat its neighbors over the head with. It had nothing to do with stopping the “glorification of Nazism” or, much less, combating real live neo-Nazis. When it suits Putin’s purposes, homegrown and foreign neo-Nazis and other actors on the local and global far right get plenty of love and attention from the Kremlin. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-votes-against-anti-nazi-resolution-at-united-nations/

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