EDITORIAL: Here Comes NASHI

EDITORIAL

Here Comes NASHI

Translating from Grani.ru, FinRosForum reports:

Meeting at its annual summer camp in Seliger, the Kremlin-led youth group, Nashi, decided to establish bands of militia consisting of disadvantaged youngsters armed with stun guns. Under the plan, hundreds of thousands of Putin’s young stormtroopers would patrol Russia’s streets and have the right to check people’s IDs. The initiative to establish the Russian Militia Association (Vserossiiskaya Assotsiatsiya Druzhin, VAD) comes from Vasily Yakemenko, director of the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and former leader of the Nashists. The organisation would be financed from the state budget and receive administrative support from Rosmolodezh.

Attentive readers will remember our report a two weeks ago on human rights activist Albert Pchelintsev, who was attacked by a gang of youth and shot in the mouth with . . . a stun gun.  Gazeta.ru has more details on the proposed new use of NASHI stormtroopers.

The horrors of this scenario are so ghastly and obvious the hardly need to be stated:

FinRosForum does so succinctly:

Yevgeni Bunimovich, teacher and member of the Moscow city council from the liberal Yabloko party, compares the Nashist militia project to the Hitler Youth (Hitler-Jugend) of Nazi Germany. The Kremlin is drawing the nation’s troubled youth to the streets to solve its own political problems. Such a project is educationally detrimental and dangerous for the society as a whole, Mr Bunimovich says.

The idiotism of the Nashists is well established, remarks the Russian contemporary writer, Vladimir Sorokin. First they campaigned to exchange “bad books for good ones,” then they brought together 50,000 Santa Clauses in Moscow, he recalls. This latest initiative is yet another act of insanity and evidence of the ruling regime’s paranoia and idiotism, Mr Sorokin says.

Insanity, paranoia and idiotism were all hallmarks of the USSR.  Reviewing Russia’s shameless lies about Georgian “genocide” in Ossetia last weekend, the New York Times stated:  ““It was as if senior Russian officials pulled out a dog-eared Soviet propaganda playbook that called for hurling the most outlandish charge, without recognizing that in the modern global media climate, their credibility would quickly suffer if the facts proved otherwise.”

Slowly but surely, the world is beginning to recognize what we’ve been saying here on this blog for more than three years now:  We confront a neo-Soviet state in Russia.  The largely clueless leadership of U.S. President Obama and his Russia team give us little comfort that our side understands the risks we face.

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22 responses to “EDITORIAL: Here Comes NASHI

  1. What “stun gun”, a taser? Is this Putinjugend militia supposed to be uniformed or plainclothed?

  2. Just give it a few years and this organized goon squad of anti-socials from the lower social margins will morph from terrorizing Putin’s prescribed hit list to ordinary citizens at random. Count on it.

    Poor babushka and Ivan Sixpack haven’t figured out the new order that will be governing their streets having not paid attention for years. It’s all good with Putin.

  3. Bogdan of Australia

    No surprise in that. Couple that with a strange tolerance and even a friendliness that the European, so called, Social-Democratic and other Leftist Parties (with a cowardly aquiescence of many “conservatives”) have developed towards Russia’s (but not only) barbaric regime and you will have a clear proof that the “Social-Democrats” are as hostile towards true democracy as the Commies (or whtaever the mask they are willing to put on)themselves.

    Perhaps the mopst blatant and outrageous example of that subhuman hipocricy is former German Chancelor, Gerhard Shroeder, who has for years collaborated with Putin to weaken the Western Europe’s energy independence and make it dependant on the Russian gas and oil. For that treason, Shroeder was awarded with the lush job in Gazprom without suffering any loss of respect in Germany itself.

    The fact that the leftist rag like Der Spiegel will write once or twice a year an article in which it acknowledges (very grudgingly and unwillingly) barbarity of neo-Soviet Russia doesn’t make their (the Social-Democrats) hipocricy less revolting.

  4. Oh just great, when do these lords of the flies start in on their thrill-kills. Kremlin and Co. better think twice before their children of the damned turn on them. What stupidity this is.

  5. Romanian and Russian fascists ally against Ukraine and Moldova

    The Russian Fascist Eurasian Youth Union (ESM) and the Romanian fascist New Right group (Noua Dreapta) have made a pact to cooperate in defense of the Orthodox faith. They will also “organize joint actions to defend the rights of the Russian and Romanian populations in Ukraine” and “support national movements that are now repressed by the Ukrainian authorities”.

    They justify their agreement on the grounds that “the existence of Ukraine is not fair to the interests of Russian and Romanian people”, but the reality is that it will further destabilize Ukraine’s fragile political situation.

    Moldova, and its separatist Trans-Dniester region, is also a priority target for the bloc’s future activities.

    The ESM is the youth wing of the Eurasian Movement, headed by the Russian philosopher and political scientist Alexander Dugin, who recently became a director of the Centre for Conservative Studies at Moscow State University’s Department of Sociology.

    He is said to be close to some individuals in the Russian ruling elite. The Eurasian Movement’s ideology originates in the early 20th century. It is based on Russian nationalism and imperialism and calls for the formation of a new Eurasian empire centered on Russia. The Movement’s leading body includes diplomats, journalists and politicians from Russia and other eastern European countries, including the leader of the pro-Russian Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Natalia Vitrenko. The Movement has a representative in Moldova, who is based in Trans-Dniester, a mainly Russian-speaking strip of land on the Moldovan border with Ukraine, which is a meeting point for Russian and Ukrainian nationalist extremists.

    The ESM,which also has branches in many eastern European countries, including Moldova and Trans-Dniester, is banned in Ukraine because of its extremely violent nature. In Moldova and Trans-Dniester, representatives of the Eurasian Movement and the ESM are part of the hardline opposition to Communist President Vladimir Voronin and the current Moldovan government, whom they criticise for not being pro-Russian.

    The Romanian New Right group, which has a branch in Moldova, has recently become quite active and played a visible role in violent anti-government protests in April in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. It also organized a chain of protests throughout Romania at the same time, mainly by young people, to oppose “communist totalitarian dictatorship” in Moldova and to unite the two countries.

    New Right’s own ideology has its roots in Corneliu Codreanu’s anti-Semitic Iron Guard of the 1930s. Its main aim is to restore the “Greater Romania” of the interwar period which included the Ukrainian part of Bukovina and Moldova. These fascists are notorious for their militant nationalism and their opposition to Roma people, the Hungarian minority, gays, communists, the European Union and religions other than Orthodox Christianity. Internationally, New Right is part of the European National Front, an umbrella group of fascist and nazi organizations that includes the Falange in Spain, the National Democratic Party in Germany, New Force in Italy and National Rebirth of Poland. The ENF’s gathering in Germany in 2007 was attended by Chris Beverley of the British National Party.

    New Right also cultivates links with mainstream right-wing politicians, including Dorin Chirtoaca, the mayor of Chisinau and vice-chairman of the Liberal party of Moldova, who is known for his hardline pro-Romanian and pro-unification views. A frequent visitor to Romania, Chirtoaca has participated in New Right events. Significantly, New Right has also built links with sections of the mainstream media in Moldova, including the Vocea Basarbiei radio station and newspapers such as Timpul and Ziarul de Garda.These papers have also become an unofficial political platform for Moldova’s Liberal and Liberal-Democratic parties and are notorious for Holocaust revisionism and the iconization of Ion Antonescu, Romania’s pro-Nazi wartime dictator. In Moldova, they pose as democratic and pro-European media supported by such respected organizations as the Centre for Independent Journalism.

    New Right’s Moldovan leader Sergiu Bacalov is employed in the History Department of the Moldovan Academy of Sciences and writes extensively on the “history of the Romanians”. What seems marginal in western Europe has become mainstream in post- Soviet countries such as Moldova. The issue of re-division of territories is at the top of the agenda of post-Soviet regional politics today as Russia tries to maintain its influence in the former Soviet countries. Conflicts between Romania and Ukraine have become widely discussed in the media and by politicians.

    Similarly, the violent events that followed the Moldovan general election in April can be analyzed in this context. One of the key roles in these political territorial conflicts is being played by previously marginal fascist groups that are gaining growing popularity in the region, have increasing access to the media and hide their disruptive agenda behind slogans about “democracy”,“human rights” and “free speech”.

    http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/46744

  6. > New York Times: ““without recognizing that in the modern global media climate, their credibility would quickly suffer if the facts proved otherwise.”

    Total nonsense. The modern global media climate is the product of Dr. Goebbels’ “pioneering” work in brainwashing. The average Western consumers of the mass media, especially in USA and UK, are so dumb that they can’t notice even the most blatant lies, even if these lies are contradicted within the very same article. Let’s look at one of the leading Russophobes of modern time: The Economist editor for Eastern and Central Europe Ed Lucas. Look at his article in the Daily Mail on 29 July 2007 about this very Nashi camp in Seleger:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-471324/Sex-motherland-Russian-youths-encouraged-procreate-camp.html

    Sex for the motherland: Russian youths encouraged to procreate at camp
    By EDWARD LUCAS

    > ” Sinister: Millions of young Russians at a youth camp discerningly similar to the Hitler Youth”

    Yes, The article claims that there were millions (!!!!!) of campers at the Seliger camp. Yet, in this very same article one can find the real number of the campers:

    > “Nashi’s annual camp, 200 miles outside Moscow, is attended by 10,000 youngsters”

    So, is it 10,000 or “millions”, Ed? And the rest of this article is equally fraudulent, from start to finish. In fact, when Ed Lucas himself reprinted this article in his blog, he called it “”the latest lurid plug” for his upcoming book

    http://edwardlucas.blogspot.com/2007/07/nashi-sex-camp-shock-horror-latest.html

    And when asked why writes these deceitful “rants”, he explained that he needed the money:

    http://lettonica.blogspot.com/2007/05/edward-lucas-interview.html
    Peteris: You’re now writing what you yourself call “rants” for The Daily Mail…Why rant?
    Lucas: It helps pay for my children’s education.

    But not only did this (and other) Daily Mail fasification article elicit a wave of total approval from British readers, lots of Western “experts” on Russia, praised it for its incisiveness and truthfullness! And nobody, except for myself, noticed its total absurdity. You can read my humorous (in my humble self-opinion) commentary on this article at the bottom of the page at http://edwardlucas.blogspot.com/2007/07/nashi-sex-camp-shock-horror-latest.html

    • Now bender boy, even a lot of Russians are concerned by the nazi thuggery of Nashi and similar organisations.

      As for your comments that its a girls camp, more bull (though we have come to expect retarded comments and outright lies from you Bender boy).

      There are plenty of photo’s of the camp showing young men, and then there are the mass weddings, which were reported in other media too.

      Here is a blog that has photo’s of some of the lads.

      http://nearabroad.wordpress.com/2007/08/01/nashi-the-kremlins-little-helpers/

      And luke harding interviewed several of the young men.

      “The camp takes Russia’s demographic problem so seriously it has its own special “shag zone” — reserved for 20 young couples, who tie the knot in a Big Brother-style ceremony on the main stage. Each couple sleeps in a heart-shaped tent decorated with balloons; a baby conceived at last year’s mass wedding, Vasya, is proudly shown off.

      The tents are only a metre or so away from each other. Isn’t this a bit off-putting? “I’m not embarrassed,” says Artur Djakhbarov, a 23-year-old groom from Dagestan . “In fact, I would say it adds to the excitement.” Djakhbarov’s bride Anastasia is 22; they plan to have five children, he says.

      The camp mixes Kremlin propaganda with the chance to have a free holiday — and, of course, to flirt with the opposite sex. There is a climbing wall, dance classes, a gym and even a Segway; the forest air buzzes with the scent of pine resin and youthful summer hormones; on the sand, young women sunbathe, apparently reading Russia’s constitution. The Nashi camp is booze-free. Participants are forced to do a morning jog; they don’t appear to enjoy it much.”

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/24/russia

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article310194.ece

      So, as usual, we have Phobophobe/Bender boy (hi Ostap, funny how you claim to be a US citizen now, but in your previous incarnation you were a Russian) twisting facts, and lieing through his teeth.

    • Andrew girl, you have no sense of humour, do you? Ask your Georgian friends to teach you some. Georgians are famous for their humour and sarcasm. But since you don’t understand humour, let me give you a dead serious explanation why Lucas’ article is abhorrent:

      1. It lied that there were “millions” of youngsters at that camp. In reality, there were 10,000.

      2. He lied that it was a camp for sex orgies, and that promiscuous sex was encouraged. On the contrary, Seliger is like an American christian fundamentalist camp, where all sexual contact between unmarried couples is forbidden, and where youngsters are pressured to get married and have as many children as possible. As I said, the typical Christian fundamentalist ideology.

      • Actually the photo description in the daily mail did that.

        The same article was printed in several other magazines that CORRECTLY labelled the photo as “thousands” I am sure you can find them if you look hard enough my pederastic friend.

        As for “He lied that it was a camp for sex orgies, and that promiscuous sex was encouraged. On the contrary, Seliger is like an American christian fundamentalist camp, where all sexual contact between unmarried couples is forbidden”

        BZZZZZ wrong again. As shown on some of the articles linked to, the boys interviewed stated that they were there for skirt chasing.

        So once again Bender boy is telling porkies.

        1. Its a girls camp = LIE
        2. Sex is forbidden except for married couples = LIE
        3. He claimed that procreative sex was encouraged, not promiscuous (hence the lack of condoms), besides it does not take much encouragement to get Russians to engage in promiscuous sex, just look at the horrific STD rate (particularly HIV/AIDS) amongst Russian youth. So once again you have twisted the facts/LIED

        Still, thats all you do Bender boy, you lie, day in, day out.

        You lie about being an American, or maybe you lie about being Jewish, or Russian. Who can tell?

  7. > Meeting at its annual summer camp in Seliger
    > http://www.finrosforum.fi/?p=3500

    Notice the picture of the girl campers there:

    These girls look homely by Russian standards, but they are real beauties compared to American girls and women. Much longer legs and necks. Much narrower waists and hips. Much more intelligent eyes and faces. Only in Russia, Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe can one find such abundance. And all of them are slim, fit and trim. How un-American.

    I bet that if they read this article, tens of millions of American, British, West European and Australian teenage boys will rush to join this Seliger camp.

    • @These girls look homely by Russian standards, but they are real beauties compared to American girls and women. Much longer legs and necks. Much narrower waists and hips. Much more intelligent eyes and faces. Only in Russia, Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe can one find such abundance. And all of them are slim, fit and trim. How un-American. I bet that if they read this article, tens of millions of American, British, West European and Australian teenage boys will rush to join this Seliger camp.

      Actually, all three of them are quite ugly. I’d decline to breed the glorious Russian master race with any of them, thank you very much.

      Now you might go and masturbate to this, for a change:

      http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&um=1&sa=1&q=%22Bund+Deutscher+M%C3%A4del%22&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&start=0

      No, these camps are no longer avaible.

      • > Actually, all three of them are quite ugly.

        Robert, I live in USA. These girls look unbelievably beautiful and feminine by American standards! Go anywhere in USA other than Manhattan or Hollywood/West LA and see for yourself.

        • I don’t care for your allegedly “American” standards. They’re not only moderately ugly, much worse, they’re really creepy.

          But maybe you just think the colored people (lots of them in the States, none in Putinjugend) are unacceptable or something.

          Anyway, here’s more of your “unbelievable beauties”.

          Here cosplaying as Soviet soldiers in the country once occupied by the Soviet Army.

          Here protesting the desertion and defection of Corporal Glukhov, the Russian occupation soldier -who they were told was “kidnapped by the Georgians
          : )

          Here with Ramzan the Russian Hero! His hands “elbows deep in blood”! How awesome!

          Now, you can rate each and every one of them (once you stopped masturbating).

          • Wow, the ugly stick sure did the rounds there. LOL

            • These girls look homely by Russian standards, but they are real beauties compared to American girls and women. Much longer legs and necks. Much narrower waists and hips. Much more intelligent eyes and faces. Only in Russia, Hungary and the rest of Eastern Europe can one find such abundance. And all of them are slim, fit and trim. How un-American. I bet that if they read this article, tens of millions of American, British, West European and Australian teenage boys will rush to join this Nashi Kadyrov squad.

              ;)

              • Oh, and the source:

                Ramzan Kadyrov Invites Nashi to Have Fun in Chechnya

                http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?idr=530&id=693680

                Some of the “youths” at the camp:

                Btw,

                “Afterwards, Kadyrov attended the seminar called “Protecting Russia’s Sovereignty”. He was asked whether many terrorists remained in Chechnya, and said there are between 50 and 70 now.”

                (And that’s what he’s saying all the time, including right now 3 years later.)

                “Kadyrov promised to restore Chechnya in 3 years, and invited everyone to have fun there.”

                • > Kadyrov was asked whether many terrorists remained in Chechnya, and said there are between 50 and 70 now.”

                  He is being honest. Between 50 and 70 is the size of his team, so he knows for sure about them being terrorists. There may be thousands others, but because he doesn’t command them directly, he is being cautious in judgement. :-)

    • Oh, and Tom Lehrer:

      Go get yourself a Russian Bride (mail-order) if you want so much and stop whining.

  8. Why wasn’t my link posted? (

    • Adame Eshmakidze

      Quite possibly because
      A. It was full of lies and misinformation
      B. It was racist in nature (something you obviously are)
      C. It didn’t address the topic at all
      D. All of the above

      My bet is D.

  9. Pro-Kremlin youth group blamed for attacking paper

    By Shaun Walker in Moscow

    Thursday, 6 March 2008

    The Russian newspaper Kommersant, one of the country’s last bastions of free speech, appears to be under attack from the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi this week, apparently as revenge for referring to them as “frenzied chavs”.

    Since Monday, people posing as employees have been handing out rolls of toilet paper outside various Moscow metro stations emblazoned with the newspaper’s logo. The rolls were printed with a “letter from the editor” and contained the mobile phone number of the reporter responsible for the reference, which was published in January.

    Nashi was set up with Kremlin assistance in 2005 to counter the threat of a Ukrainian-style “orange revolution”. Its mass summer camps and well-organised street demonstrations have led some to compare it to the Hitler Youth.

    Kommersant’s article quoted sources in the administration saying that the Kremlin planned to disband Nashi as it had become an embarrassment.

    “We have fairly good reasons to suspect that it’s Nashi,” said Pavel Filenkov, the commercial director of Kommersant’s publishing house, who said the paper would be taking legal action against the organisers for illegally using its trademarks and falsely attributing words to its editor.

    Several Russian websites published a leaked email allegedly written by Nashi’s press secretary Kristina Potupchik, pressing people to action. “Block their work. Psychologically and physically pester them. Revenge is essential,”it said.

    The email suggests buying up the entire print run of the paper and destroying it, picketing its presses and using hackers to bring down its website.

    Ms Potupchik denied writing the email and said that the campaign has “nothing to do with Nashi”.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/prokremlin-youth-group-blamed-for-attacking-paper-792074.html

  10. Russkie hun-vei-bins(not sure about the spelling), these nashi. Remember chinese cultural revolution? That’s what awaits rasha.

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