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Michael Colborne @ColborneMichael
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1/ the Azov movement, in a few hours, is opening up its short "Pact of Steel" conference in Kyiv.

(m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…)
2/ Speaking 1st: Hendrik Möbus. Founder of band Absurd. What's not noted? He's a neo-Nazi & convicted murderer (as a juvenile). Broke parole in 1998 for giving a Hitler salute. Fled to US, hid with William Luther Pierce, National Alliance head & author of The Turner Diaries
3/ Möbus is giving a lecture on Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, this apparent "symbol of European Reconquista" who, during the Russian Civil War, acted as an independent warlord who took control of Mongolia on 1921....
4/ von Ungern-Sternberg has also been described as a "meteoritic nutter," a "relentless, ruthless tyrant," creepy mystic and, you guessed it, fanatical anti-Semite who massacred Mongolia's small Jewish community. An interesting choice.
5/ The second lecture is being given by Frodi Midjord - a former member of Sweden's National Socialist Front who's focused on "normalizing nationalism" and "[replacing] the current mainstream." He's been a key player in the white nationalist Scandza Forum(s) In Sweden.
6/ Tonight there's another MMA event and a performance by French nationalist band Peste Noire, whose singer "[feels] closer to Italian fascism than to German National Socialism" & has no issue with Hitler salutes at their concerts - as he told an Azov-linked site last year.
7/ This all leads up to the main event this weekend - the latest and biggest edition of the Azov-linked "militant black metal" festival that's featuring up to 1,000 guests from Europe/USA and more than a dozen bands...
8/ Of course, by "militant black metal," they generally mean National Socialist black metal, or at least music for Nazi fanboys.

Example: Hitler salutes and a Nazi flag in the concert at last year's event. Anothe video from last year has the chant "Sieg Heil" clearly audible.
9/ None of this is surprising if you tumble down the rabbit hole, like I did, and read some of these bands' lyrics or check out some of their album covers. Examples here. Plenty more online. Go look yourself.
10/ And the organizers, as seen from their posts about last year's event, seem to like the number 88 - neo-Nazi symbolism, for those new to this game.
11/ tl;dr - there's a big two-day neo-Nazi concert this weekend in Kyiv, #Ukraine sponsored by the ultranationalist Azov movement, which makes it makes pretty difficult to take their claims of not being a neo-Nazi/pro-Nazi/far-right extremist group at face value. x/
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