Novinite: Top Bulgarian Nationalist presents birthday gifts to Putin. ’The leader of Bulgaria’s far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov, has presented to Russian President, Vladimir Putin, for his 60th birthday a plaque with the building of the Parliament, an Ataka badge, and his book “Fundamentals Bulgarianism.” In his message to Putin, Siderov, who is in Moscow, congratulates him and stresses Russia finally has the leadership it needs. He adds the relations between the two countries must develop despite the strong geopolitical pressure and that it would be better for the EU to consider Russia’s joining instead of the one of Turkey, the Ataka press office informs Sunday.’
Comment – The Independent: Golden Dawn: The alarming rise of Greece’s far right. “In less than three years, the party’s popularity has shot up from 0.4 per cent of the popular vote to 6.97 per cent in recent elections. Now, that support stands at 12 per cent. With its unyielding criticism of austerity measures and fierce anti-immigrant policies, the party taps many popular anxieties”.
Israel National News: Neo-Nazi party welcomed Into European Anti-Discrimination body. ‘A representative of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has been accepted as a new member of a leading European body aimed at combating discrimination.’ The Anti-Defamation League has described Eleni Zaroulia’s acceptance into the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as “an affront to concepts of equality and non-discrimination”.
The Moscow Times: Opposition exposé incites investigation. ‘Prosecutor General Yury Chaika has ordered an investigation into claims in a television expose that opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov received funding from an ally of Georgia’s president and the former head of Bank of Moscow aimed at sowing discord in Russia. Some analysts said the program was trying to play on political differences between the various opposition groups, mentioning the existence of far-right elements among the protest marches.’
Kyiv Post: Svoboda to hold a march of fight on October 14. ‘The Svoboda All-Ukraine Union is planning on October 14, on the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, to hold a march of fight in Kyiv, the party reported on its Facebook page. On October 14, the Eastern Rite churches (Orthodox and Greek Catholics) celebrate the Holy Virgin holiday, which was one of the most important holidays of the Zaporizhia Cossacks and is the day of the creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). Starting from 2005, marches and rallies of Ukrainian nationalists are held in various cities of Ukraine on this day.’