All Posts Tagged With: "Nashi"

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Kremlin Slims Down Nashi Youth Movement

The Nashi (Ours) youth movement, a nationalist and pro-Kremlin organization, is cutting back on its operations, and closing many of its offices. Experts believe the Kremlin simply has no further urgent need of the frequently violent, militaristic youth army.

Jan 30, 2008 | Continued
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Nashi Democracy

In what might be considered a warm-up for the March 08 Russian presidential elections, the Kremlin-backed “Nashi” youth group held a leadership election at its summer camp last week. Other camp activities included games ridiculing Russian pro-democracy leaders and an air show with Su-27 military jets that cost an estimated $200,000. The Kremlin’s favorites parade […]

Aug 5, 2007 | Continued
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Fascism Spreads in Russia

Despite the Putin administration’s best efforts to portray the opposition, Other Russia members included, as fascists and extremists, it has becoming increasingly clear that fascism is in the eye of the beholder — and sponsored by the government. In the New Statesman, Gavin Knight discusses the Kremlin’s intimidation domestically and abroad while allowing the Russian […]

Jul 25, 2007 | Continued
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More on Nashi

Close on the heels of a similarly-themed item in its sister paper, the IHT, today the NY Times has a piece by Steven Lee Myers on the Nashi Putin youth cult. The western media is finally taking an interest in peeling back the iron veil of the Putin regime. When our Dissenters’ Marches began last […]

Jul 7, 2007 | Continued
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Inside the Putin Youth Cult

Michael Hammerschlag has an insightful item called “Putin’s Children” on the Kremlin-funded Nashi youth group in the International Herald Tribune. The 120,000-odd Putin Youth members are perhaps the most creepy demonstration of Putin’s “Back to the Future” cult of personality – youth groups created, supported, and used by the Kremlin to harass, bully and intimidate […]

Jul 6, 2007 | Continued
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DoS, Nashi, More Illegal Confiscations

More hacker DoS (denial of service) attacks took place against Russian political opposition sites. This time the entire, the most popular blogging site in Russian, was brought down by attacks against the National Bolshevik Party site that is hosted there. was also hit again. In our internal review and discussion of the Voronezh […]

Jun 1, 2007 | Continued