Slavic Union

National Socialist Movement "Slavic Union" (Russian: Национал-социалистическое движение "Славянский союз", romanizedNatsional-sotsialisticheskoye dvizheniye "Slavyanskiy soyuz"),[2] or simply Slavic Union (SS; Russian: Славянский союз (СС), IPA: [sɫɐˈvʲanskʲɪj sɐˈjus]), was a Russian neo-Nazi organization founded in 1999 by Dmitry Demushkin.[4] In 2010, it was banned by the Moscow City Court.[1][4]

Slavic Union
Славянский союз
AbbreviationSS (English)
СС (Russian)
FounderDmitry Demushkin
FoundedSeptember 1999 (1999-09)
BannedJune 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
Split fromRussian National Unity
Succeeded byRussians
IdeologyNeo-Nazism[1][2][3]
Political positionFar-right[3]
Colours  Red   White
Slogan"Russia for Russians"

HistoryEdit

Slavic Union was founded in September 1999 by Dmitry Demushkin.[4]

Slavic Union was banned by the Moscow City Court on 27 April 2010 following charges by prosecutors that the group promotes national socialism with "ideas similar to the ideology of Nazi Germany".[3][4][5] Responding to the ban on 27 April, Demushkin 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.[6] 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.[7]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Factbox: Groups that Russia has declared extremist". Reuters. 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Что такое "Славянский союз"". Kommersant. 25 July 2006.
  3. ^ a b c "В России запрещен ультраправый "Славянский союз"". BBC Russian. 27 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "Slavic Union Banned"". The Moscow Times. 28 April 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Организацию «Славянский союз» уже сегодня могут закрыть". Ekho Moskvy. 21 April 2010.
  6. ^ K.K. and D.P., "Court bans Slavic Union - organization," Interfax.com, April 27, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  7. ^ "Mentally ill Russian cagefighter arrested in Norway after hospital break-out". RIA Novosti. September 23, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010.

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