Trump Designates Russian White Supremacist Group as Terrorists

The Trump Administration has begun a new phase in the war on terrorism by sanctioning a white supremacist group as a foreign terrorist organization for the first time in history. The action puts Russia on notice for its promotion of pro-Putin white supremacists within the West, including the United States. The State and Treasury Departments blacklisted the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) and three of its leaders. The group has two terrorist training camps in St. Petersburg that are “likely being used for woodland and urban assault, tactical weapons and hand-to-hand combat training.” Tellingly, the group has offered paramilitary training to…
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