Image: from article by Voice of America

CTEC Director and Middlebury Institute Professor Jason Blazakis was recently interviewed by news outlet Voice of America for an article on the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), and how it has increasingly expanded its global outreach.

This article details the ways in which the group and its members have been training and encouraging nationalist and white supremacist movements around the world, as well as their involvement in acts of violence and terrorism in countries such as Sweden, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine.

In the interview, Professor Blazakis asserted that, “the group’s capacity and intent to carry out terrorist activities make it a major threat”.

For the article, click here: https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/radical-russian-imperial-movement-expanding-global-outreach