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ATP Sues "United Russia" for the honor and dignity

June 21 2006

"Union of Right Forces began a legal battle with the Perm branch of the party" United Russia "trying to protect their business reputation from charges of supporting fascism.

The reason for filing was the statement by the Regions of the United Russia that ATP and other democratic parties supported the Nazis at the Open Youth Forum of the Perm Region, held in February this year, writes Gazeta . The incident was the fact that when the governor Oleg Chirkunov - Senior Seminar, invited to the table of young politicians from the audience. Invitation to a young man, who said later about his sympathies to Hitler. Local "bears" a week later issued a statement: "It is worth noting that the youth organization" Union of Right Forces, Yabloko and "Yes!" Supported the participation of youth in an open forum of people who openly call themselves Fascists. Leaders of the so-called liberal and democratic organizations cooperate with the representatives of extremist youth movements. "

In turn, the SPS leader Nikita White called the statement "United Russia" do not correspond to reality and "seriously undermined the reputation of the democratic parties." Meanwhile, the ATP would have cost to litigate is not a "United Russia", only use the information occasion, and with the direct instigator of the scandal.

Recall that during the Forum, during a "roundtable" Youth and ideology, "on stage at the same table were the governor of Perm, Oleg Chirkunov, SPS leader Nikita Belykh and activist Yabloko Ilya Yashin. That's the last spotted somewhere in the back rows of neatly dressed young men with a characteristic short-haired, loudly, so everyone can hear, said: "By the way, and in this hall is neo-fascists. Guys, Wave to handle!". Responded to the call by the group in white shirts, black ties, jackets and Grinders - form the party's far-right National Party (NNP) - eagerly outstretched hands forward in a Nazi salute. The same evening Ilya Yashin in his blog, "Live Journal" told all the details of the story, expressing their outrage and fascist elements, and their willingness to cooperate with the party "Rodina". Now, where the story was spun. True, some in the wrong direction on which its organizers hoped, eventually turning against Belykh.

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