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Are National Bolsheviks racist?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Apr 2012, 01:51
Ideology: Left Communism
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Post 13 Apr 2012, 02:08
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am rather new to the ideals of Communism. I just started reading into what Communism is really about this year. So far I liked it up till I found the National Bolsheviks. I don't know if they are Communists or Neo Nazi's by another name. As you can guess I hate Nazi's and racism. >_<
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Jul 2011, 11:37
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Post 14 Apr 2012, 01:07
Yes, but they are not considered communists so it is pretty much irrelevant. They are no more communist than cult leaders like Jim Jones.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 09 Mar 2012, 02:37
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Post 15 Apr 2012, 00:01
Yes, they are. The national- bolshevism rejects one of the Marxist essences: the internationalization of the revolutionary process. Some of them praises Stalin because of the Bukharin thesis "socialism in one country" adopted by the first as an official state policy. They are completely wrong since this measure was meant to be temporary just to prevent the USSR from the collapse in the 20's and Stalin did support socialist revolutions outside USSR. He never rejected himself the international component of marxism and always advocated the internationalization of the revolution. He proved it after the war when USSR was finally in conditions to spread communism and to support revolutions outside its borders.
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Post 15 Apr 2012, 12:27
They do not seem really like racists to me, at least not officially but the wider membership and actual essence of the organisation is often something different. I do not know much about their beliefs nor can I truly understand what they actually want. Their program calls for the restoration of socialism but without the Marxist ideological base. They seem to mix the imagery of National Socialism with the Soviet Union and other Marxist leaders, even sometimes Mao Zedong and Pol Pot. Whatever they are they have an eccentric way of thinking, maybe it comes from the nostalgia for socialism but also the far right idealism among some Russians today?

I have heard they are becoming an irrelavent party and that they are not as big now as they were in the early to mid 2000's.
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