Update to Response to Information Request RUS21985.F of 4 October 1994 on the Russian National Unity (RNU) movement [RUS25827.E]

The attached 1 August 1994 Vecherniy Novosibirsk report provides a lengthly review of the Russian National Unity (RNU) movement.

The attached 16 May 1996 Komosolskaya Pravda report provides information on RNU activities.

The attached 23 November 1996 article from Russian Press Digest provides recent information on the organization of the RNU.

The attached 29 May 1996 article from The Guardian provides background information on RNU leader Alexandr Barkashov.

The attached 29 February 1996 Moscow News article provides information on the RNU and other extreme right-wing organizations in Russia.

The attached 30 January 1996 TASS report provides information on the alleged involvment of RNU members in the murder of a plant manager and the attempted murder of his successor.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


The Guardian [London]. 29 May 1996. Victoria Clark. "Russia's Little Hitler Backs President Yeltsin." (NEXIS)

Komsomolskaya Pravda [Moscow, in Russian]. 16 May 1996. Dmitriy Babich"Activities of Barkashov Organization Noted." (FBIS-SOV-96-135-S 12 July 1996) [Internet], URL: http://www.Fedworld.gov/cgi-bin/retrieve >, [Internet], http:/www.gov [Accessed on: 13 December 1996]

Moscow News. 29 February 1996. Dmitry Balburov. "Russian Nazis' Rivalries." (NEXIS)

Russian Press Digest [Moscow]. 23 November 1996. Anna Kozyreva. "Black Spider on the Move." (NEXIS)

TASS. 30 January 1996. Eduard Popov. "Suspected Orderer of Murder of Andrei Zakharenko Arrested." (NEXIS)

Vercheniy Novosibirsk [Novosibirsk, in Russian]. 1 August 1994. "'Russian National Unity Party' Reviewed." (FBIS-USR-94-088 1 Aug.1994). [Internet], URL: http://www.Fedworld.gov/cgi-bin/retrieve >, [Internet], URL: http:/www.gov [Accessed on: 13 December 1996]