Blogger’s Note: I have reproduced Michelle Chen’s excellent 2009 article in its entirety and have retained the American spelling (as much as this pains me).
A modern Russian can be ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ claiming that these attributes are part of his modern ‘Slav’ identity (‘Nationalism’) – whilst simultaneously asserting that these viewpoints are ‘separate’ and ‘distinct’ from Hitler’s ‘National Socialism’ and any post-1945 versions of it (that is ‘Neo-Nazism’)! This is wrong. It is an assertion even contradicted in the text itself, which readily admits that the Hitlerite ‘Combat 18’ (Neo-Nazi) is the military wing of the ‘British National Party’ (a Party in the UK that prided itself on it ‘English’ Nationalism)! I notice that even within general Russian language discourse, ‘Neo-Nazis’ in the Ukraine are often referred to as ‘Ultra-Nationalists’ – with the Neo-Nazi Battalions are acknowledged as forming the Hitlerite ‘National Guard’!
Gritsak said that “an organization with the same name was registered in Russia in 2014.” It is not known whether he meant that the organization was officially registered, or whether it simply appeared in Russia. If Hrytsak meant a large community on VKontakte, which was also registered in 2014, then he was mistaken, because Popovich lived and, apparently, lives in Ukraine. The Kremlin is known to finance and support various ultra-right and neo-Nazi groups in Europe and Russia, in particular because of the billionaire Konstantin Malofeev (suspected of financing the self-proclaimed “LPR” and “DPR”). However, there is no obvious connection between the Sober and Evil Youth and the Kremlin, except for the Pan-Slavist ideology that is characteristic of various far-right groups in the region.’
The quandary is that the Western bourgeoisie is blatantly ‘lying’ to its own populations about the Neo-Nazi policy being pursued throughout Eastern Europe! Although the Ukrainian Army – and the ‘Hitlerite’ Volunteer ‘Nationalist Battalions’ – inflicted around 14,000 deaths in the Donbass region between 2014-2022 using weaponry provided by NATO – the West has been pursuing a blatantly incorrect and one-sided narrative that has ‘hidden’ this disgraceful activity and which has instead turned all these Hitlerite Ukrainians into heroic victims, something they most definitely are not! The West has deliberately encouraged the eulogising of Ukrainian Neo-Nazis and punished anyone who has travelled to Donbass to assist the beleaguered people there! So-called Ukrainian ‘refugees’ are now being settled amongst use now in the West, just as similar Neo-Nazi fugitives were settled in the West from Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968! Let us not forget that the Pope personally requested that 10,000 Ukrainian ‘SS’ men be ‘secretly’ air-lifted out of Eastern Europe in 1945 to ‘protect’ them from Soviet Justice! Churchill agreed to this, and these mass murderers and paedophiles were resettled in Scotland! Therefore, it is clear that the West has a long history of cooperating with fascism!
Therefore, most Bolsheviks (including Lenin) possessed a dim view of the Scouting Movement – declaring it thoroughly bourgeoise and decadent in nature – and seeing it as a serious encumbrance to building a Socialist State! Furthermore, even at this time, paedophilia had raised its ugly head in the Scout Movement in Russia, (following the tradition developed throughout Western Europe), which saw older men in authority sexually abusing the young boys entrusted into their care. This reflected the tradition of child abuse prevalent throughout the Protestant and Catholic Churches in the West – which was well represented throughout the priesthood of the Russian Orthodox Church! Although the children of the rich were sometimes targeted – the establishment figures preferred to also to target the children of the peasantry knowing that their parents could do nothing about it!
This should be of no surprise (and just like what happens in Zionist Israel) – is a prime example of the phenomenon known as ‘pink-washing’