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Meeting of the Slavic Union (translation of « Slavianski Soyz »  aka SS) in Saint Petersburg. The new militants have to take an oath to the organization, a knee on the ground, facing Hitler's portrait, and a Nazi flag. Guillaume Herbaut

Meeting of the Slavic Union (translation of « Slavianski Soyz » aka SS) in Saint Petersburg. The new militants have to take an oath to the organization, a knee on the ground, facing Hitler's portrait, and a Nazi flag. Photo by Guillaume Herbaut

He gives you an appointment in the North of St. Petersburg, on a dark square, facing an abandoned movie theatre, a place where one usually doesn’t like to linger. He is blond, short hair, tall and bony. He wears a black coat. Dimitri Mikhaïlov looks like a calm and ordinary boy from St Petersburg, the former city of the tsars. He is the regional leader of the Slavic Union, translation of “Slavianski Soyz”, also known as SS.

“Yes, Hitler was Russia’s enemy”, he says, “but his ideology was fair. The only way out for Russia is a popular dictatorship of National-Socialist type.” He speaks while caressing his ring engraved with the SS symbol. The organization created by Dimitri Demouchkine exists since 1999. “We are 80 active militants in St Petersburg, but we can get 200 persons together. In Moscow we claim 1000 persons. Most of us are former Skinheads tired of hitting niggers in the street without ideology. The organization doesn’t officially claim any attack, but the militants do it independently. We rather target our attacks, follow the next victim, know his habits and then beat him up without taking the risk of being arrested or recognized. Our targets are anti fascist militants.”

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