A white supremacist group who calls themselves the League of the South has formally launched a series of Russian language pages this month, in an effort to gain support of Russian speakers worldwide, ThinkProgress reports.
The website outlines the group’s racist and theocratic principles, including some “basic beliefs” of a “return to our own lofty cultural heritage,” and a call to “throw off the yoke of imperial oppression.”
The group also encourages people from the south to break away from the United States, arguing that “the government of the United States has long humiliated citizens of several states” and then saying “Secession is always preferable to slavery.”
Prior to the platform going live, League of the South head Michael Hill had said he believes “the Russian people and the Southern people are natural allies against the destructive and impersonal impulses of globalism.”
In response to criticism that the outreach is an act of treason, the group said that the Left fears good relations between Russia and America and prefers the two nations to remain hostile toward each other.
“They (the Left) indeed fear… that such a detente might actually result in peace and cooperation between two of the world’s largest and most powerful White nations,” the group posted. “We will do all we can to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again. This is the main goal of our outreach to the Russian people.”