RUSSIA: German Neo-Nazis Train With Local Extremists

Radio Free Europe reports:

German neo-Nazis are conducting paramilitary training with a Russian ultra-nationalist group at a camp near St. Petersburg, German magazine Focus reported on June 5. Citing German security sources, Focus said members of the far-right National Democratic Party’s (NDP) youth wing and neo-Nazi The Third Path completed training at the camp run by the Russian Imperial Movement.

In April, the United States designated the Russian Imperial Movement along with three of its leaders as terrorists, marking the first time the classification has been applied to a white supremacist group. German authorities told Focus they are aware of the training but for legal reasons could not prevent right-wing extremists from traveling to Russia. Focus reported that German security officials believe Putin is aware of the camps and tolerates them.