So it's only minimally surprising that 20 neo-Nazi equivalents in the Russian Duma sponsored a letter to the Russian prosecutor general seeking to ban all Jewish groups in Russia:
[The letter] called on the Russian courts to ban "all Jewish religious and community groups" which the statement also described as "anti-Christian" and accused Jews of staging attacks against their own community as a provocation so they could pin blame on others.
"We would like to underline that many anti-Jewish acts around the world are staged by the Jews themselves as a provocation in order to take punitive measures against patriots," the letter said.
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"We cannot follow the false idea of tolerance which is imposed on us, such as that of the acceptance of sin, of evil, of heresy, and in the present case, of nothing less than satanism," said the document.
It was also published by a periodical called Orthodox Russia in a version that had some 500 signatures that included editors of nationalist publications.
Russia has taken another hideous step on the way towards totalitarianism.