Today: Nationalist violence has spread to Moscow. Perhaps if the Patriarchate were not such a tool of the communist, globalist agenda, people would listen to it. This violence didn’t have to happen and has occurred because fascism has taken the place of counterfeit Christianity.
God is not mocked.
(Voice of America) Russian authorities closed Red Square and cordoned off the Kremlin after President Dmitry Medvedev warned race riots threaten “the stability of the state.”
Hundreds of riot police, dressed in black helmets and bullet-proof vests closed off public squares and underground rail stations around the Kremlin late Monday. Russia’s president sternly warned against a repeat of last weekend’s nationalist violence.
Using the Russian word “pogrom,” President Dmitry Medvedev warned Russians that incitement to ethnic or religious hatred could destabilize Russia, a multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation.
On Monday, Russians looked in shock at the images of last weekend’s violence in downtown Moscow: hundreds of young men raising their right arms in stiff-armed Nazi salutes against the red brick walls of the Kremlin; young men in black hoods attacking riot police with chunks of ice, burning flares, glass bottles and steel rods; five young men from Caucasus, blood streaming down their faces, cowering behind policemen who rescued them from nationalist attackers.
Demonstrators chanted “Russia for Russians” and chanted “2-8-2,” calling for Russia to abolish a law that makes it a crime to incite ethnic hatred.
Far outnumbered, police arrested only 80 of the 5,000 nationalists, pushing most of them into subway stations. Once in the subway, gangs of youths ran through trains, chanting ‘White Car, White car,” beating non-Slavic riders.
By morning, gangs had shot a shop clerk from Armenia, shot a shop assistant from Azerbaijan, fractured the skull of another man from the Caucasus, and knifed to death a man from Kyrgyzstan
A leader of the banned group Slavic Union, Dmitry Dyomushkin, said in an interview the Kremlin should expel the heavily Muslim republics of the Caucasus from the Russian Federation. He said that labor migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia should remember that they come to Moscow as guests.
The membership of Russian nationalist groups often overlap with football-team support groups. In the past six months, nationalists have drawn large turnouts to demonstrations protesting the murders of two fans of Moscow’s Spartak football club. In each case, suspects from the Caucasus were detained, then released.
Center for Political Technologies analyst Alexei Mukhin said that fans believe Russia’s pervasive corruption extends to homicide investigations, resulting in suspects buying their way out of jail. Mukin said anger over police corruption fuels protests.
Last week, after the latest murder, 1,000 Spartak fans blocked the main highway to Moscow’s busiest airport. After this protest, one murder suspect was arrested. After the massive protest outside the Kremlin walls, police detained three more suspects.
In recent days, thousands have turned out for nationalist protests in the cities of Rostov and St. Petersburg. In Rostov, 1,000 students were joined by paramilitary units of Cossacks, a group that carried out many pogroms against ethnic and religious minorities during the days of Czarist Russia.
In light of this history of inter-ethnic violence, Russian Orthodox Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has called for authorities, migrant workers and native Russians to take “immediate steps” to keep football violence from becoming an “ethnic war.”
Saturday: The situation in Rostov gets more depressing after yesterday’s game where soccer fans and nationalists united in protest against the death of a student of ethnic Slav descent killed at the hands of Chechen nationals.
The AP writes:
Hundreds of people protested against the Russian government Sunday at two separate rallies in Moscow, with opposition activists calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and nationalists demanding greater rights for ethnic Russians. Several opposition activists were detained.
A third rally with nationalist overtones drew more than 1,000 students in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, raising fears that long-standing ethnic tensions were reaching a boiling point.
The rallies followed violent clashes Saturday just outside the Kremlin walls between riot police and about 5,000 football fans and nationalists, who shouted “Russia for Russians.” Police said 34 people were injured; six of them were still hospitalized on Sunday. All 65 people detained during the clashes have been released.
The police crackdown further angered Slavic Russians who resent the growing presence of dark-complexioned people from Russia’s predominantly Muslim republics in the Caucasus.
Dozens of nationalists picketed Sunday at the Federal Security Service headquarters to protest what they described as discrimination against Russians in favor of ethnic minorities.
“Today, all the (democratic) instruments have been trampled upon by the authorities, which means, if they don’t want to use a civilized language, they will have to face, whether they want to or not, the Spartak (football club) rebellion, the crowds,” said Vladlen Kralin, a nationalist leader who goes by the name Vladimir Tor.
Saturday’s clash grew out of a rally held elsewhere in the city to protest the death last week of Yegor Svidorov, a member of the Spartak team’s fan organization, who was shot with rubber bullets in a fight at a bus stop. Those suspected of killing him are from the Caucasus.
As Russia is left in a void without genuine spirituality, with a Moscow Patriarchate engulfed in and obedient to the political doctrine of globalism, an increasing number of Russian youth have turned to Russian nationalism, and even Nazi sympathy. It would be a mistake to understand this as anything but the anti-resurrection of Russia. Russia must turn back to the Lord God and the True Orthodox Church, for until people can see that both the systems of communism and fascism turn man into a false god, they will continue to be lost in the grip of Soviet power.