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Militant right-wing extremists from Germany are being trained for combat operations according to a "Focus" report near Saint Petersburg. Behind the camp is a Russian movement notorious for racist agitation.
The paramilitary training of German right-wing extremists in a camp in northern Russia includes dealing with weapons and explosives. In addition, the participants are trained for military close combat, as the news magazine "Focus" writes, citing security circles. Some of those who came from Germany therefore belong to the "Young Nationalists", the youth organization of the right-wing extremist NPD observed by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, others to the extremist micro-party "Der III. Weg".
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. The operator of the camp called "Partizan" near St. Petersburg is, according to "Focus", the right-wing extremist "Russian Imperial Movement" (RIM), which claims to be responsible for the "domination of the white race" fights. The United States had put them on the list of global terror groups only in April.
The organization should have two training camps in St. Petersburg. According to Russian media reports, the grouping of ultra-right Christian Orthodox Russians in their home country is classified as extremist, but not prohibited. A number of graduates of the training camp, including Finns and Swedes, later joined Russian militias in eastern Ukraine, according to the security services.
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. As "Focus" continues, the German security services are informed about the training of right-wing extremists in Russia. For legal reasons, however, they could not prohibit the Germans from traveling to Saint Petersburg. At the same time, the authorities assume that Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the camps and "at least tolerates them".
In Germany, the extreme right-wing scene continues to grow. In 2019, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution included more than 30,000 people in this spectrum. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer sees right-wing extremism as "currently the greatest threat to our democratic constitutional state".
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