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US Designates Russian White Supremacist Group as Terror Organization
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:55 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

The United States has designated the white supremacist group Russian Imperial Movement (RIM,) as a global terrorist organization, an unprecedented move that reflects increasing concerns about violent white supremacists with transnational connections.

In Monday's State Department announcement, three of RIM™s leaders ” Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov ” have also been designated global terrorists.

The move comes after the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  The March 15, 2019, attack was linked to a global rise in white supremacism and alt-right extremism since 2015.

The designation denies RIM and its leaders access to the U.S. financial system. Any assets they may have in the U.S. are now frozen. Americans will also be banned from financial dealings with the group. 

The State Department said Monday's designation not only makes it œsubstantially more difficult for RIM to move money throughout the international financial system, but also makes it easier for U.S. officials at the borders to stop RIM-related individuals from traveling to the U.S.

RIM provides paramilitary-style training to neo-Nazis and white supremacists. The organization also attempts to rally like-minded Europeans and Americans against perceived enemies. RIM has two training facilities in St. Petersburg, which likely are being used for woodland and urban assault, tactical weapons, and hand-to-hand combat training, according to the State Department. 

Source : VOA

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