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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011 20:13 
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Russian Neo-Nazis Jailed For Killing Spree


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Members of one of Russia's most vicious neo-Nazi gang have been jailed for committing 27 hate killings.

Five members of the Nationalist Socialist Society North were handed life sentences at Moscow City Court.

Seven others were imprisoned for between 10 and 24 years and one was given an eight-year suspended sentence.

The string of killings included the videotaped decapitation of one of their own gang members.

The defendants were mostly men in their 20s and one woman, Vasilisa Kovolyova, who was jailed for 19 years.

Most had pleaded partial guilt but requested leniency after their lawyers said they were coerced into committing the crimes.

Maria Malakhovskaya, lawyer for Konstantin Nikiforenko, blamed the websites of neo-Nazis and Russian supremacists for brainwashing the defendants with far-right ideology.

And Kovolyova's lawyer Sergei Stashevsky claimed his client's confession was "beaten out" of her "through torture". "The trial is definitely political," he said.

But Alexander Kolodkin, an ethnic Russian whose son was stabbed to death in 2008, said: "Irrespective of whether they were fooled or mentally lost, they are evil killers who will never get back to a normal life. They should be isolated."

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What I find interesting is that this story is splashed all over the news.

While I fully accept that what these %$_*&^ are accused of is abhorrent I do ask if this news item is so important to merit such coverage?

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Post Number:#2  PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011 23:46 
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Why would it not merit a lot of coverage?? Do you really want the world to think that when something like this happens that perhaps the media is stifled from covering it?? You have a problem in Russia where hooligans have sprayed graffiti all over the place saying "Russia for Russians" which is translated to mean that any person of color from Georgia or the Stans should not come to Russia or try to live and work there, lest they be beaten to a pulp by radical skinhead thugs like these. The state is finally saying enough, and hopefully will do more to protect the civil rights of all citizens, not just the pasty white ones who were born in Russia proper.


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Post Number:#3  PostPosted: 15 Jul 2011 20:32 
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Rubicon,

While I fully agree with your comments about the "Neo Fascist" element of certain parts of Russian Society, I will state that in my opinion those idiots are the tip of the iceberg.

My take on this trail is that some-one had to be thrown to the wolves just like a smuggling king-pin has to betray the odd mule now and again to keep his customs officer contacts happy.

Russia: "Look we are cleaning out our society"
Customs officers: "Look we have made a major smuggling bust"

As I see it Russia needs to be seen to cleaning up it's act for political reasons. Why? I do not know, but then "que sera sera"



I will go further and state that the general Russian attitude of "the world is against us" known otherwise as xenophobia plays to a degree into the hands of the ultra nationalists.

Do not get me wrong I am definitely not saying that all Russians are "rabid" nationalists, but even among the sane ones there is an element of xenophobia.

If you look through the older posts on this forum you will see some good examples of the xenophobic attitudes in Russia.

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