The Samara Regional Court recognized the movement "Citizens of the USSR" as an extremist organization. It is reported by URA.RU with reference to the website of the Ministry of Justice. According to the decision, the organization decided to liquidate or prohibit its activities.
"Citizens of the USSR" is an informal social movement uniting fighters for the restoration of the rights of citizens of the USSR. Its participants believe that the Soviet Union continues to exist as a sovereign state and a subject of international relations, and Russia is only a "trading company".
In 2019, the organization "Union of Slavic Forces of Russia" was also recognized as extremist. Its followers, as well as "Citizens of the USSR", argue that the USSR never collapsed.
At the end of last year, the Pervomaisky District Court of Krasnodar sentenced Zoya Malova, a 70-year-old supporter of Citizens of the USSR. She was sentenced to 6 years in prison for organizing an assassination attempt on the rabbi of the Krasnodar region, Yuri Tkach. The case file states that the "Citizens of the USSR" wanted to organize the murder "in connection with their worldview about the superiority of persons -" citizens of the USSR "as representatives of the Russian nationality over the Jewish people, which was formed under the influence of nationalist ideas about the exclusivity of persons of Russian nationality."