Kremlin Moves Away From Aggressive Youth Policy

Kremlin and Saint Basil's File Photo

(Moscow Times – – Ivan Nechepurenko – July 4, 2014) President Vladimir Putin signaled a switch Thursday from the government’s previous youth policy of aggressive political groups toward a more traditional approach to instilling patriotism. “We need to give young people more knowledge about Russia’s historical, cultural and natural riches back in school,” Putin said. “This is, perhaps, the […]

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The Fate of the Nashi Movement: Where Will the Kremlin’s Youth Go?

Nashi Demonstration with Red Coats and Russian Flags file photo

(Institute of Modern Russia – – Tatiana Stanovaya – March 26, 2013) The evolution of Putin’s regime toward tougher authoritarianism, which began with the “national leader’s” return to the Kremlin, will soon affect its policies toward youth. Under Vladislav Surkov, the erstwhile “éminence grise,” pro-Kremlin movements were supposed to serve as the main “anti-Orange” force on the streets. The […]

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Pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi to be revamped

Kremlin and St. Basil's

(Russia Beyond the Headlines – – Alexei Bausin, RBTH – March 7, 2013) Russia’s notorious pro-government youth movement Nashi is set for a complete overhaul. It is reported to be replaced by a new youth organization with a new name and different objectives Russia’s Nashi (Ours in Russian) youth movement, which made a name for itself by organizing outrageous […]

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Kremlin Backs Youth Politics With Reformed Nashi

Kremlin and Moscow Environs Aerial View

(Moscow Times – – Jonathan Earle- February 12, 2013) Nashi, the controversial pro-Kremlin youth group known for fierce campaigns against government critics at home and abroad, will be split into several projects under a new name, the All-Russian Youth Society, the Izvestia daily newspaper reported on Monday. A spokeswoman for Nashi appeared to confirm the report, saying the name […]

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