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Rise of the new Russian empire

Just down the road from the British Museum in London, the Bloomsbury Hotel takes pride in its facilities. Its website boasts of a location "in the shadow of Centre Point, the iconic modernist tower where the vibrant West End meets the burgeoning East".

It seemed an appropriate venue for an unusual group that met in one of the hotel's conference rooms on a Saturday afternoon last October. Among them were aspiring revolutionaries of the British and French far right and Russian neo-imperialists.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 15:21

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Almost 100 Hate Crime Killings Linked To One Website: Report

A white supremacist site has blood on its hands, according to a new report.

Stormfront.org is linked to close to 100 killings in the last five years, the Southern Poverty Law Center found.

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Golden Dawn Threatens to Publish More Controversial Videos

Ilias Panagiotaros, Golden Dawn’s MP and candidate for the governor of Attica region, has warned that the neo-Nazi party has more videos like the one of Kasidiaris-Baltakos, which caused such outrage in Greece last week.

“They think that they can stop us from telling the truth by restricting us. They should know that we are going to publish new videos,” said Panagiotaros during the presentation of the “Greek Dawn” ticket for the upcoming local elections.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 17:23

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Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community's Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern.

The leaflet demanded the city's Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.

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Xenophobic Chill Descends on Moscow

The huge banner was unfurled on Friday morning outside one of Moscow’s biggest bookstores, Dom Knigi, a grand emporium of the written word on Novii Arbat Street across from a Citibank, a Baskin-Robbins and a Dunkin’ Donuts, and down the block from a big movie theater where the main feature at the moment is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

“Fifth Column,” the banner declared. “Strangers Among Us.” It showed black-and-white portraits of three of Russia’s better-known political opposition figures and two Soviet-era dissident rock musicians, along with two evil-looking space aliens, one carrying a briefcase marked with the white ribbon that has been the symbol of political protests against President Vladimir V. Putin and the Russian government.

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