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Remember that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (Russia) signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the USSR, on 23 August 1939 and they jointly invaded Poland. The agreement was in place until Hitler launched an attack on the USSR in Eastern Poland on 22 June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov–Ribbentrop_Pact Both ethnic Poles and Jewish Poles suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis, who even wiped Poland from the map, with the help of Russia (USSR).
“Prior to 1918, Poland had been partitioned among its neighbours and wiped off the map of Europe for more than 120 years.” http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/334660,Poland-celebrates-Independence-Day
See more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_Poland
Richard Spencer, a US Neo-Nazi (or whatever he or you want to call him) with ideological ties to Putin’s Russia and to Trump, was apparently not allowed into Poland to participate in Poland’s National-Independence Day, though one reads that he was told that he was unwelcome: “In connection with the information regarding the planned participation of Richard B. Spencer in a seminar organised by the National Social Congress on the occasion of this year’s independence Day celebrations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its strong opposition to visits to Poland by individuals who propagate views that are based on racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic ideas,” the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement posted to its Twitter account“. http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/332407,Polands-foreign-ministry-slams-planned-visit-by-US-white-nationalist. https://twitter.com/MSZ_RP/status/923607579040866304
Noam Chomsky argues that the best way to stop Neo-Nazis is to try to win the argument, not to shut them up in violation of (US ) free speech rights: http://youtu.be/Ui1vmS9Yz5M
However, Hungarian intelligence officials have reported that Russian military intelligence officers (GRU) had “staged regular mock combat exercises using plastic guns with neo-Nazi activists” in Hungary: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/world/europe/intent-on-unsettling-eu-russia-taps-foot-soldiers-from-the-fringe.html
The slogan used by the Neo-Nazis was the same one used by Trump during his speech in Poland (6 July 2017): “Independence Day: Poland’s nationalism fight goes on: As far-right extremists plan to hold a huge rally later on Saturday in Warsaw, DW looks at how and why Poland’s National Independence Day has been hijacked in recent years by the far right. Far-right groups have picked emotional themes for their annual rallies; the slogan for this year’s event is “We Want God.” …. American white supremacist Richard Spencer had been scheduled to speak at a conference in Warsaw on Friday — until the Polish government said he wasn’t welcome in the country…” http://www.dw.com/en/independence-day-polands-nationalism-fight-goes-on/a-41336312
Since the EU-Schengen allow free movement of people, the EU member states need to decide together what response to take towards Neo-Nazi protests.
The solution appears to be to do something to stop Russian active measures, especially the training of extremists by Russian military intelligence (GRU), rather than restraining freedom of assembly and free speech.
According to a US Court: “The display of the swastika, as offensive to the principles of a free nation as the memories it recalls may be, is symbolic political speech intended to convey to the public the beliefs of those who display it.” http://web.uncg.edu/dcl/courses/vicecrime/m3/Skokie.html See too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie
Short video of Polish history: https://www.facebook.com/culturepl/videos/10155797535081597/
Both ethnic Poles and Jewish Poles suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis, who even wiped Poland from the map, with the help of Russia (USSR). And, so, more than any other country, Poland should have the right to a National-Independence Day. The French have Bastille Day, the US the 4th of July, Spain has Constitution Day, the Swiss have the 1st of August, why shouldn’t Poland have a National-Independence Day to celebrate getting its country back? So Russia can swallow Poland up again? Russia controls the largest land area of any country!
Richard Spencer’s Russian born wife, Nina Kouprianova, migrated to Canada in the mid 90s and then to the US. She “has translated several books written by Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian political analyst known for his fascist views. The books were later published by Spencer’s publishing house, Washington Summit Publishers“.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Spencer Dugin is sanctioned and also close to sanctioned individual Malofeev whose company shares a floor with Exxon.
At approximately 46 minutes there is an excerpt where Russian Alexander Dugin (Putin’s Rasputin) states, on April 12, 2013, that Russia should invade Europe, conquer it and annex it. He says that their Communist Party did a good job of infiltrating the European Parliament: http://youtu.be/vVyQg9Db6SY
“Alexandr Dugin, a traditionalist Russian intellectual, has provided a lot of the support for the philosophy of the present Kremlin. In the 1980s he was an anti-communist, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union he worked with the remnants of the Communist Party and developed a movement called National Bolshevism, a group of parties that mixed some elements of communist economics with a radical conservative Russian nationalism. Dugin sees an inevitable clash between conservative Eurasian societies rooted in the land and maritime-based civilisations of the Atlantic, which are viewed as inevitably liberal, capitalist and inimical to tradition.10 Dugin is reported to have been involved with plans to annex Crimea and has set up the Eurasian Movement, with a youth branch, and string of contacts throughout former Soviet countries and in other European countries including in Romania, Poland, Hungary, France, Croatia, Serbia, Greece and Italy.11” (“Russian foreign and security policy“, By Ben Smith, OPL: http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7646/CBP-7646.pdf )
Exxon Mobil and (now sanctioned person) Konstantin Malofeev’s “Marshall Capital Partners” share or at least shared a floor in the same building. Recall that Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, had been ExxonMobil CEO. The addresses can be found online as the same floor of the same building: “Malofeev apparently acted as Kremlin’s agent in financing separatists in Eastern Ukraine.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Malofeev He is supposed to be sanctioned by the US and EU: “MALOFEYEV, Konstantin (a.k.a. MALOFEEV, Konstantin Valerevich; a.k.a. MALOFEEV, Konstantin Valerievich); DOB 03 Jul 1974; POB Pushchino, Moscow, Russia; Managing Partner of Marshall Capital Partners (individual) [UKRAINE-EO13660] (Linked To: MARSHALL CAPITAL PARTNERS). Marshall Capital Partners 31 Novinsky boulevard, Moscow, Russia 123242.https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-06/html/2015-02483.htm “Konstantin Valerevich MALOFEEV Константин Валерьевич Малофеев Born on 3.7.1974 in Puschino Mr Malofeev is closely linked to Ukrainian separatists in Eastern Ulkraine and Crimea. He is a former employer of Mr Borodai, so-called Prime Minister of the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and met with Mr Aksyonov, so-called Prime Minister of the so-called ‘Republic of Crimea’, during the period of the Crimean annexation process. The Ukrainian Government has opened a criminal investigation into his alleged material and financial support to separatists.
In addition, he gave a number of public statements supporting the annexation of Crimea and the incorporation of Ukraine into Russia and notably stated in June 2014 that ‘You can’t incorporate the whole of Ukraine into Russia. The East (of Ukraine) maybe’. Therefore Mr. Malofeev is acting in support of the destabilisation of Eastern Ukraine.” http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32014R0826
“During the 2016 United States presidential election, Spencer tweeted that women should not be allowed to make foreign policy. He also stated in an interview with the Washington Post that his vision of America as an ethnostate included women returning to traditional roles as childbearers and homemakers. In October 2017, when asked his opinion on American women having the right to vote, he said “I don’t necessarily think that that’s a great thing” after stating that he was “not terribly excited” about voting in general.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Spencer
This is the same anti-women agenda being pushed by Russia both in Russia and also in the US through the World Congress of Families (WCF). Regarding Russian parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina: “As an example, developing on her position of having women give birth prior to university, Mizulina pointed to the times of Tsarist Russia, explaining that while women were mostly illiterate they would still frequently bear 10-12 children over their lifetime. This was a perverse nod to Russia, with its declining population, being better served with women who are less educated but bear children in large numbers. Given this professed commitment to the national interests of Russia, the dismissal of the extensive consequences of domestic violence at all levels is contradictory, harmful and absurd… Loosening laws against domestic violence gives the green light to both perpetrators and to authorities to further resist and violate international human rights norms, falsely framed as being in opposition to traditional Russian values“. https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/antonina-vikhrest/victims-of-russia-s-ultra-conservatism-are-russian-people-themselves Yelena Mizulina got it all – children and career and yet she wishing to deny other women this right!
According to Hungarian intelligence officials, Neo-Nazi “Mr. Gyorkos had for years been under scrutiny for his role in a network of extremists linked to and encouraged by Russia… Russian military intelligence officers, masquerading as diplomats, staged regular mock combat exercises using plastic guns with neo-Nazi activists near Mr. Gyorkos’s home.” See: NYTimes: “Intent on Unsettling E.U., Russia Taps Foot Soldiers From the Fringe – Moscow is cultivating an array of far-right extremist groups, spreading disruption and hoping that a few will develop into important and disruptive players. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/24/world/europe/intent-on-unsettling-eu-russia-taps-foot-soldiers-from-the-fringe.html