Right-wing extremists from Germany undergo paramilitary training in a camp near St. Petersburg, according to the German Focus. Several course participants belong to the “Third Way” (Der Dritte Weg) and “Young Nationalists” parties, monitored by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, reporters claim.
The “Third Way” was formed in 2013 by people from the National Democratic Party (Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) and the banned Free Network South organization. The party is tied with the Assad government in Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon, IGTDS reports.
The militants were trained at the “Partizan” training center, according to the Focus. The center is run by the RIM (Russian Imperial Movement), IGTDS reports.
The training and teaching activities of the Center are run by war veterans and acting professionals from military intelligence, airborne troops, special forces, and Russia’s Defense Ministry training center. Members of the military undoubtedly cannot run such training sessions without the top military command.
Having finished the training course, the graduates from among foreign citizens were redirected to participate in hostilities in eastern Ukraine on the side of pro-Russian separatists. It is highly probable that, at the initial stage of functioning, the Partizan trained Russian citizens who joined ISIS, the report reads, referring to the center’s manager Denis Gariev.