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Neo-Nazis and white supremacists on social media have shared their reactions to the Russia-Ukraine war, which have ranged from condemnation of the conflict as an anti-white Jewish plot to full support for a nuclear war, with many groups fighting over which side, if any, to support. Numerous white supremacists and neo-Nazis on social media platforms have expressed their support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin and even expressed the hope of further Russian aggression in Eastern Europe.
Some who support Russia are claiming that the country is working to defeat the "New World Order" (NWO) and "deep state." Neo-Nazis and white supremacists online are also expressing anti-NATO, anti-European Union, and anti-American sentiments, with some blaming the U.S. and NATO for the ongoing conflict. Some have specifically claimed that Russia is a force opposing "neoliberal control in Europe."
A February 28 social media post shared by a neo-Nazi account.
Those who express support for Russia generally paint Ukraine as the enemy, often in antisemitic terms. Users deploy antisemitic tropes against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as well as Ukraine's supporters. For instance, neo-Nazis online have referred to Ukraine as a "Jewish run dictatorship." Moreover, extremists call those who side with Ukraine "race traitors."
Extremists have expressed the belief that Putin will topple the U.S. "deep state," writing that he will "free" them from their present governments and from LGBTQ+ and black people. Additionally, they have stated that they are "looking forward" to living under Russian rule, believing that the war will lead to a total Russian victory. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have referred to Putin as "my president" and called him "a hero" as well as the "greatest leader in the world." They are also calling for likeminded individuals to support Putin and Russia and encouraging further Russian brutality against Ukraine and other countries, even calling for Putin to invade and nuke Western countries.
The following is a compilation of posts praising Russia and Putin on multiple social media platforms from February 22 to March 7, 2022.
A social media account posted an image of Vladimir Putin with a tweet reading: "I'd like to thank Vladimir Putin for ending the pandemic." Another user replied, "ROLL ON PUTIN !! Destroy the DEEPSTATE MONKEYS !! And if they attack you.... give them one of your NUKES!! YESSSSSSSSSSS ! Fuck Biden and his army of ISLAMIC MONKEYS !! It's just a matter of time now till they all PAY for their CRIMES against the American people."
In a social media group chat, a user posted the message: "Russia better win. The West is fucked." Another user replied: "Imagine a world without west. Holy shit it would be a paradise."
On an anonymous forum, a user wrote: "I can't wait to live under Russian rule. Finally I will be free of trannies and n**gers." Another user commented: "Based. Fuck kikes they are disgusting. Fuck the west. Go Putin." A third user added: "I support Russia militarily but support Ukrainians AND Russians as a race/people. End the Jew Zelensky's regime!" A fourth user replied: "Russia is going to increase the intensity and deliver Holy Fire onto the forces of Satan."