During World War II, the Soviet Union was invaded by Nazi Germany which resulted in the death of over 25 million Russians, but, for some inexplicable reason, many young Russians appear to have a fascination with Nazism in the first decade of the 21st century. There are thousands of skinheads who wear Nazi regalia and ape the racism of those who killed their grandparents. A group of skinheads in Russia have been implicated in the murder of at least 21 people of various ethnic backgrounds. They are currently charged with the murder of two Uzbek citizens in Moscow, but the investigation appears to have found links between this group of skinheads and the killing of 19 other “individuals with non-Slavic appearances.”
After the skinheads were arrested some of them began confessing to the murder of other people who are from non-Russian backgrounds. They boasted to investigators they murdered a Kazakh man and proceeded to chop up his body and bury them in the courtyard of the apartment building.
An outsider can only suspect the Russian education system has failed to offer students awareness of the dangers of Nazism and the impact of the German invasion on the Russian people. There apparently is a serous void among Russian youth in understanding the brutality of Nazism in their own country.