The Azov Battalion: Crib Notes on Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Para-militants,, are in a life and death struggle for existence thanks to Putin.
The Azov Battalion: Crib Notes on Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Para-militants
As the world simultaneously fawns over President Zelensky, and demonizes all things Russian, Western readers should consider the minutiea amidst this conflict. For particular elements are being seemingly side-stepped in order to uphold a very anti-Putin narrative (however justified it may indeed be).
For it is not difficult to imagine how large swathes of the newly realized warhawk Left (as they don their capri blue/traffic yellow Facebook avatars) would react if they knew about the Azov Battalion.
Here is a five-point cheat sheet on this infamous, State armed, and dangerous fighting force:
1. The Azov Soccer Origin Story
2. National Guard Induction & Far-Right Adoption
3. USA Cut Funding To Azov in 2015
4. ‘The National Corps’ (Their Political Wing)
5. Social Media Skills
If you want to see how modern Far-Right groups can use social media to their great advantage, Azov proves invaluable. they present their sleek and user friendly sites with a veneer of polished respectability.
Start with their Twitter page @Polk_Azov https://twitter.com/polk_azov?s=21
(where you’ll be greeted with their askew version of the Nazi Wolfsangel as a profile pic).
Entertainingly, their homepage features a blog post where they denounce and ridicule Time Magazine for “surpassing even Russian propaganda.”
More interesting still is that they even have a YouTube channel. This is where you can see all the latest entries about their take on the ongoing war.
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Its now apparent that the Azov Battalion is literally fighting for its life as you read this. Their ultranationalist and fascist belief system puts them in a uniquely desperate position of
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