Key ultra-right organizations viewed the protests as an opportunity to overcome their marginal status, and enter “the big politics” as a part of the democratic opposition.
However, the failure of this plan became evident as the year went on.
First, the overall achievements of the opposition ended up being much more modest than initially expected.
Second, nationalists were unable to recruit significant numbers of new supporters from among the protest participants.
Third, their political leaders have been increasingly unable to bring their “old” guard out to the streets, since the majority of the existing ultra-right activists quickly denounced joint actions with despised liberals and leftists, and many of those, who remained, gradually abandoned the protest activity, upon realizing the futility of any attempts to influence the authorities via large protest marches and rallies.
These unsatisfactory results moved some nationalist organization to denounce the protest activity.
SUMMARY CRIMINAL MANIFESTATIONS OF RACISM AND XENOPHOPHOBIA : Systematic Racist and Neo-Nazi Violence : Attacks against Political Adversaries : Attacks on Ethnic “Others” : Attacks on Members of LGBT Community : Attacks against Homeless People : Other Attacks : Violence Motivated by Religion : Racism and Soccer : Threats from the Ultra-Right : Grassroots Xenophobic Violence and Xenophobia in the Army : Vandalism PUBLIC ACTIVITY OF ULTRA-RIGHT RADICALS : Nationalists at General Protest Actions : Rank-and File Nationalists : Ultra-Right Political Organizations : Independent Actions by Nationalists : “Kondopoga Technology” : Party Building : Other Areas of Nationalist Activity : During the Elections : Raids, Training Camps, etc.
COUNTER-ACTION TO RADICAL NATIONALISM AND XENOPHOBIA : Public Initiatives : Criminal Prosecution for Violence : Criminal Prosecution for Vandalism : Criminal Prosecution for Propaganda : Criminal Prosecution of Extremist Groups and Banned Organizations : The Federal List of Extremist Materials: The Banning of Organizations : Other Administrative Measures APPENDIX.
After his release in 1972, Ginzburg along with Alexander Solzhenitsyn initiated the Fund for the Aid of Political Prisoners.
human rights activism with participation in the Moscow Helsinki Group, the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, the Working Commission to Investigate the Use of Psychiatry for Political Purposes, struggle against political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union in Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (in present-day Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine).
In 1939, he graduated with honors from the Kuybyshev Military Engineering Academy and the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
Between 19 he was sentenced three times to labor camps.
In 1979, Ginzburg was released and expelled to the United States, along with four other political prisoners (Eduard Kuznetsov, Mark Dymshits, Valentin Moroz, and Georgy Vins) and their families, as part of a prisoner exchange.
STATISTICS OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (in word format) Considering the dynamics of radical nationalism and the state’s and society’s efforts to counteract it, 2012 became one of the most paradoxical years. It is difficult to make any predictions for the future based on this year’s results.