According to Vladimir Putin:
“Russia considers any manifestation of nationalism and xenophobia to be destructive because we are a multiethnic country. We must and we will fight these manifestations, but we must do so using methods that do not simply make it look as if we are doing something, but which really do achieve genuine results.”
Many russians have been arrested for promoting ethnonationalism, for example Yury Gorsky, Alexander Belov, Dmitry Dyomushkin, and Vyacheslav Malstev.
Dyomushkin went as far as saying: “Putin targets all russian nationalists he does not control”
Despite this, many known “white nationalists” from the US are supporters of Russia. Mike Enoch, Andrew Anglin and Eric Striker come to mind.
All of these are associated with the website “Russia Insider,” owned by Charles Bausman, an american expatriate who has lived in Russia for over 30 years.
Shaltai Boltai, a hacking group known for leaking FSB documents published emails showing Bausman requesting funding from Konstantin Mafoleev through one of his middle men. Mafoleev is sanctioned by the state of Ukraine for for his relations to russian separatists. He was the former employer of Alexander Borodai, former president of the Donetsk republic, and Igor Girkin, a former FSB colonel who provided security services to Malofeev’s visits to Kyiv and Crimea.
Anton Shekhovtsov, a left wing activist wrote that the website “was originally launched to attack Ukraine after its former pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted and fled to Russia, by accusing the new Ukrainian authorities of fascism and anti-Semitism. Therefore the website at that time did not profess anti-Semitism, quite the opposite: it portrayed the Jews as allegedly potential victims of the new Ukrainian government, which Russia Insider opposed, following the Kremlin’s line.”
It is worth noting to this day, figures such as Anglin and Striker, villified “neo nazis” have always retained a pro Russian stance in the Crimean war, Anglin himself constantly promotes russian separatism, claiming Ukraine does not deserve to exist, and has demonized Ukrainian fighters.
According to Anglin:
“Remember: the Ukraine has only been an independent state since the 1990s. Before that, it was part of the USSR, and before that, it was (mostly) part of the Russian Empire for hundreds of years. The people of the country speak a dialect of Russian.
And obviously, the Ukraine was doing better economically, and arguably socially, when it was part of the USSR, and then when it was aligned with Russia in the post-USSR era.”
“The purpose of Azov is to murder Russians in the Ukraine. For the record, Russian media claims that Azov is also a satanic cult and engaged in death and torture rituals in the Ukraine. I don’t know if that is true or not, but I do know that is true of Atomwaffen, so I would certainly not be surprised if it was true of Azov.”
These authors are not only pro Russia, but also support China and other post soviet states. Anglin was also still supporting Donald Trump even after the 2020 election.