The inaugural conference of the Russian nationalist organization “Russian Center” took place on October 11, 2015 in Kiev. This newly created organization unites several dozens of political émigrés who had to flee from political repressions in Russia and are now fighting Putin’s aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
The mere fact that a Russian nationalist organization was created in the capital of Ukraine hand in hand with the Ukrainian nationalists is a strong political statement on its own. During the times when Putin’s regime is instigating a brotherly war in the East, while liberal plutocrats are using Ukraine for bargaining with the ex-KGB operative in the West, we, the White Nationalists, chose the Third path – the path of national solidarity and cooperation.
The event started in the city conference hall and continued in the largest Ukrainian press-center – UNIAN. The organizers paid particular attention to the symbolism implied by the event. Attendants could witness both Russian and Ukrainian national flags being displayed in the conference hall. The ceremony was opened with the Ukrainian national anthem, as well as the Patriotic Song by M. Glinka, which was the Russian national anthem during 1990-2000, after which period it was replaced by the old soviet anthem, following Putin’s succession of the President’s cabinet.
Aside from national flags, the attendees of the event could observe the symbol of the newly created organization itself: blue flags with white circle and sword on them. This symbol has a century old anti-bolshevik roots – during 1930s, it was used by the guerrilla militant organization “White Idea”, founded by a white guard officer Viktor Larionov. The ultimate goal of the “White Idea” was the liberation of Russia from bolshevik tyranny.
During the press-conference that followed, the founders of the “Russian Center” outlined that the organization will pursue both local and global goals. The local objectives of the organization will focus on providing legal aid to Russian political émigrés who had to flee persecution in Russia, as well as providing support for Russian volunteers engaged by Ukrainian armed forces. Despite its name, “Russian Center” stands ready to provide support not only to the Russians, but also to Belorussians and any other European volunteers fighting on the Ukrainian side.
As for the global goals of the organization, the “Russian Center” will provide maximum support to the political opposition in Russia, enforce its influence amongst the Russian citizens and prepare ground for future protest actions inside of Russia.
It has been almost a century that Russian folk does not have a country of its own. The Russians, stripped of their homeland after the bolshevik revolution of 1917, could not gain their country back in during the 90s, when Putin – a direct heir to the soviet rule – came to power.
The desire to have revenge and re-conquer their country back has sent Russian volunteers to fight the red beast on multiple occasions through the 20th century in many parts of Europe, notably in France, Poland and Serbia. In Spain under the rule if victorious general Franko, Russian volunteers comprised a whole brigade within the regular armed forces. During World War 2, Russian volunteers were the vast majority among the foreign Wehrmacht soldiers. The creation of the Russian Liberation Army of general Vlasov was the expression of the Russian people’s desire to re-conquer their Fatherland. Today, seventy years later, the Russians are again creating opposition organizations abroad in order to get ready to take Russia back.