Antisemitism, Xenophobia and
Religious Persecution in Russia's Regions


RNU members giving a salute

Russian National Unity (RNU) members giving a salute

RNU members give a group Nazi-style salute. The fact that the RNU exists as a serious organization in a country that lost tens of millions of people in the struggle against Nazi Germany is a clear indication of the disorientation that many Russians feel as a result of the economic and societal breakdown which has followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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