On the reasons for the prosperity of neo-Nazism in the Baltics

On the reasons for the prosperity of neo-Nazism in the BalticsThe Baltic states demonstrate a striking love for their Nazi past. stories, this is against the background of a rapid reduction in the population, which runs from unemployment and the lack of prospects for EU countries. Apparently, the main goal of all sorts of foreign policy attacks against Russia and the USSR, actions in honor of Hitler's shortages is the desire to distract people from the horrific state of the economies and the complete absence of the future of the border countries.

On Saturday, July 31, in spite of the bad weather, veterans of the Estonian 20 SS division gathered at a regular rally in the town of Sinimäe for another rally. True, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip hastened to reassure the world community, saying that not only SS veterans would be remembered at this gathering, but all the soldiers who died during World War II. Although we can recall his own words, spoken by 8 on July 2006, during a speech in front of veterans of the same division, where he positively assessed their activities: “I cannot agree with those who consider your struggle to be meaningless. How can it be considered meaningless that people performed their duty to their people and state? ”

Such meetings are held regularly in all the former Soviet republics of the Baltic States, while the authorities support them. Although part of the world community with irritation perceives these actions - mainly negative reaction can be noted in Belarus, Russia and Israel, as well as among Jewish organizations (they remember very well that Estonia was “cleared” from Jews, the actions of Baltic punishers are not forgotten. in Belarus and regions of Russia). So, in early July, the Jewish community opposed the planned rally in honor of the 70 anniversary of the entry of the Nazis in the city of Viljandi, in southern Estonia. Speaking on behalf of the community, Alla Jakobson informed the Estonian authorities that they were not going to put up with the actions of the SS and their modern followers. In addition, she said that it was impossible to compare the Soviet regime and the Hitler regime: "... it would be cynical to argue about which of the two occupation regimes" was better. " Especially - given the fact that the regime of Nazi Germany was declared a criminal international tribunal. "

In early July, the anti-fascist organizations in Estonia and Latvia reported on the holding of their action in memory of the victims of the Vaivare concentration camp system. This system from 21 camp, which existed at different times on the territory of Estonia, was named after the main camp - Vaivara (on the land of the current Vaivara volost), about 20 thousand Jews from various ghettos organized by the Nazis in Latvia and Lithuania passed through it . Among the prisoners were also Estonians, Russians, Danes. This action was organized not only in memory of the victims, but also as a protest against the strengthening of the movement of supporters of the Nazi ideology.

Trying to relieve the tension around this problem, Andrus Ansip visited Washington, where he met with representatives of Jewish organizations, telling that the Estonian people are alien to anti-Semitism and racism: “In Estonia, there have never been manifestations of anti-Semitism at the state level. Yes, and the Estonian people, who are seriously affected by various totalitarian regimes, are anti-Semitism and racism completely alien. ”

But it is clear that this is the usual policy of “double standards”, in words they sing that “everything is fine, beautiful marquise,” and deeds determine the true essence of these regimes. If in July the SS veterans and their supporters received permission from the authorities for their action, then anti-fascists do not.

Why are the authorities of the Baltic countries so tolerant of neo-Nazis? The answer consists of several reasons:

- The elites of these countries were originally Russophobic in their essence, therefore any actions that hurt Russia and the Russian people are considered correct.

- The absence of ideology leads to filling the void with various alternative ideas, and since the power is Russophobic and anti-Soviet, naturally, neo-Nazism is at least not suppressed.

- The elites of these countries need to distract the population from economic social problems (economic decline, sale of state assets, flight of the population, decline in living standards, etc.), create the appearance of vigorous activity, their need. To this end, an image of an external enemy, the “Russian threat”, was created: Russia, as the heir to the “evil empire” of the USSR, which supposedly only dreams, how to quickly capture small but “independent” republics (although the majority of the population of the Russian Federation do not care on the Balts - if they hadn’t reminded themselves of acts insulting the memory of Soviet soldiers, neo-Nazi antics, humiliation of the so-called “non-citizens”, they wouldn’t have been remembered at all).

Recently, Estonian Defense Minister Mart Laar distinguished himself on that “front” when asked about the actions of the Estonian army in the event of the invasion of Russian tanks, he said that the Estonian army would be able to stop our troops before the arrival of reinforcements from NATO. Laar justified his opinion with the “fact” that the Georgians were able to stop the Russian troops a few dozen kilometers from Tbilisi. Apparently, the Estonian Minister of Defense is poorly informed or simply lies - in reality, the Georgian army simply ran away (although it was well armed, including heavy weapons, air defense systems, prepared according to NATO standards). In addition, the Russian army from Moscow was ordered to stop, although it could march through the capital of Georgia victoriously, putting the pro-Russian leader on the “throne”, and Saakashvili judged as a war criminal. The Georgian armed forces were superior in power not only to the dwarf army of Estonia, but also to all the armies of the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). The Estonians have no tanks, no aircraft, no air defense, no self-propelled artillery with a “army” of just over 4 thousand (less than a full-fledged brigade). And there is no developed anti-tank defense.

That is why Laar drew attention to the need, in the case of the attack of the “Russian hordes”, the installation of anti-tank obstacles on the roads, mining and undermining bridges. Also reported on the use of partisan detachments from reservists.

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