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16th Jul 2019

European neo-Nazis hold meeting in Russia

Meps from Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn and Udo Voigt from the German neo-Nazi NPD were among the participants at the pro-Kremlin International Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg.

According to the forum’s website, some 400 people from 15 different countries gathered on Sunday (22 March) to back a resolution on scrapping EU sanctions against Russia and protecting “Christian traditions”.

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  • The International Conservative Russian Forum was held in St Petersburg (Photo: Panoramas)

Other participants included nationalist parties from Belgium (Euro-Rus), Bulgaria (Ataka), Denmark (The Danes), Italy (New Force), Spain (National Democracy), Sweden (Party of the Swedes) and the UK (British National Party).

The resolution, while supporting Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, asks the USA and its allies to “stop the creation puppet antinational regimes in independent countries.”

Aleksandr Koffmann, the "foreign minister" of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic” was reportedly also present.

Among a list of points of support for Russia and broad criticism against the EU, it adds:

“We are, Conservative forces, represented by expert community, based on the latest scientific data of the population, demographic capacities of our countries in these processes, we won't be able to provide our people the worthy and good future.”

It describes Nato as “an instrument of dictatorship of military strength”.

The forum describes itself as a “scientific conference” and was organised by the “Russian National Cultural Center - People's House.”

According to Bulgarian media outlet Novinite, the event organiser includes Russia’s Rodina party.

Formed in 2003, the party lists Russia’s Deputy PM Sergey Rogozin as a member.

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