Slavic Union

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Slavic Union
SlavS.svg
The group's insignia, a stylized swastika made up of two S's.
In existence
Founder Dmitry Demushkin
Founded 1999
Properties
Political ideology Neo-Nazism
Pan-Slavism
White supremacy
Nativism
Anti-immigration
Anti-communism
Antisemitism
Homophobism
Religion Orthodox Christianity
Slavic paganism

The Slavic Union (Russian: Славянский Союз, Slavyanskiy soyuz) (SS) is a Russian Neo-Nazi movement that was banned in 2010.

History[edit]

The Slavic Union was founded in September 1999. The founder of the organization is Dmitry Demushkin (Дмитрий Николаевич Дёмушкин).[1]

The group's website, in Russian, links to extensive material on Holocaust denial and to works by Adolf Hitler. Its organizational logo is a stylized swastika and the group's initials, "SS" in Russian, are the same as those used by the German Schutzstaffel during World War II.[1]

2010 ban[edit]

The Slavic Union was banned by the Moscow City Court on April 27, 2010 following charges by prosecutors that the group promoted a national supremacist ideology similar to that of Nazi Germany.[1] Responding to the ban on April 27, Dyomushkin noted that the Slavic Union had been "banned all across Russia" and indicated that an appeal to higher legal authority of the organization's prohibition would "definitely" be forthcoming.[2] Since then, the group has remained active underground.

In September 2010 information surfaced that the organization allegedly has opened offices in Norway. This was reported when Viacheslav Datsik showed up at Norwegian immigration authorities requesting political asylum. Datsik had shortly before escaped from a mental institution near Saint Petersburg and was believed to have reached Norway on board an arms-trafficking vessel. Together with two other persons he was arrested by Norwegian police on suspicion of having possible links to organized crime.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Slavic Union Banned," The Moscow Times, April 28, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  2. ^ K.K. and D.P., "Court bans Slavic Union - organization," Interfax.com, April 27, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mentally ill Russian cagefighter arrested in Norway after hospital break-out". RIA Novosti. September 23, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 

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