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The Expanding Role of Russia's Youth Groups

MIN READJun 8, 2011 | 20:28 GMT

Activists of pro-Kremlin youth groups "Moldaya gvardiya" and "Nashi" ("Young guard" and "Ours") attend a rally as they celebrate the victory of United Russia party in the parliamentary elections in central Moscow on December 5, 2011.

(NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's youth groups, Nashi in particular, are evolving from organizations meant to instill nationalism in young Russians into organizations training the next generation of Russia's leaders. ...

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