Russian Migration Official Fired in Racism Row

Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters, April 20, 2011


Konstantin Poltoranin, the Federal Migration Service’s chief spokesman since 2005, said he did not understand why Europe fostered immigration from Africa and the Middle East.

Russia must be more cautious about “mixing bloods,” he said in an interview with the BBC Russian Service just hours before his sacking.

“The survival of the white race is at stake and this is very palpable in Russia,” Poltoranin said.

The head of the Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romadanovsky, called the comments “unacceptable” and confirmed they had cost the spokesman his job, the state-run Itar-tass news agency reported.

The Kremlin added Poltoranin’s interview had raised a red flag at the presidential administration and his sacking was a “logical and necessary step,” a spokesman said.

In a subsequent interview, Poltoranin denied his comments were “racist,” but stressed Russia should give priority to migrants who “know Russia, know our faith and accept our customs and laws.”

The Russian Orthodox Church is the dominant faith, but about one-fifth of Russia’s 143 million people are Muslims.



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  1. Seneca the Younger April 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Another man that is condemned for telling the truth. If the Japanese have said this (and they do) whites around the world would applaud them (and they do).

    The Russians are waking up, but the question to ask is will the politicians listen to their constituents? They don’t in Europe and North America.

  2. Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Russia is in a behind-the-scenes pitched battle between those who want to keep it Russian and those who want to make it multi-cultural. Putin seemed to be the former, but is now behaving as the latter.

  3. Blaak Obongo April 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    The real question is: was Poltoranin canned because of his Evil Racist policies, or simply because he committed the public-relations gaffe of saying out loud what Russians already do and think?

  4. Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    The man is right, of course.

    I’d like to ask the regular posters here a question. The elephant in the room seems to be the shady gov’t letting in the migrants etc, but it stops there.

    Who do you think is ALLOWING mass immigration in the US & Europe, & WHY? What is the value of having Whites busy with immigrant problems as a distraction?

    Do you think it has anything to do with influence in gov’t, political motivation etc? Why are Whites being lured into fighting illegal wars for billions of dollars whilst their economies are at the breaking point? Why would they do this?

    Anyway, a slew of European nations is experiencing a rise in nationalism, so the plan to divide & conquer seems to have hit a snag.

  5. Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Who is pulling the strings in Russia? The same that pulls the strings here. They hate the White race with a passion and will do anything to rid the earth of the White race. Why else do you think that this has all been happening in WHITE nations only? Don’t Whites even NOTICE this? Don’t they ever research to find out why?

    Nonwhite immigration for 50 to 60 years now, “hate” crime laws, (only directed at Whitey), desegregation laws, the promotion/adoration of blacks, hispanics, etc. Whites and their heroes systemically being destroyed, Constitution being attacked, miscegenation between Whites and black being portrayed as the thing to do, jailed, fired, demonized and ridiculed if a White dare speaks of White solidarity and survival, saving their own nations and the list goes on. With the age of the internet I find it hard to believe that White people don’t have the smarts to figure this out yet. But I guess I am wrong.

  6. Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Business interests run white countries. Businesses run by Middle Easterns and white people want cheap labor and they will pour obscene amounts of money toward politicians to get them to vote their way. They don’t care about the long-term interests of the country or even the company, it’s about making the most money now for themselves. Russians have another big problem, massive immigration of Chinese into Russia. Not only will the Chinese compete for space and resources like Africans, Middle Easterns and Amerindians they will also compete for education opportunities. Last year, I watched CNN before Christmas. They had reports on what it was like in various European cities. In each report the first person(s) you saw was an East Asian not a European, walking down the sidewalks. White people can’t compete for jobs with East Asians because white people expect a safe work environment and good pay which is not the case for East Asians. TEPCO, which runs the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, has fed the employees who are trying to end the nuclear nightmare crackers and water. White people would not tolerate such cruel behavior especially when they are likely to die.

  7. Bud April 22, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    You have to laugh at people who think Putin and crew are some sort of saviors of Russia or the West. Putin is nothing more than the George W. Bush of Russian politics. He exploits the flag waving yahoos just like Bush did, while in reality encouraging mass immigration because he doesn’t really care who he and his friends rule over as long as they rule. A nation of only 120 million or so Russians is just too small a stage for the Great Vlad.

  8. Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    White people have the right to have their own countries.

  9. Fr. John April 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Reading fellow Russian Avdeyev’s new book (which I saw here first!) “Raciology,” I find it astounding that Russia is still peddling Bolshevik propaganda like ‘racial equality’ and ‘race-mixing is a sign of our ‘diversity,’ when Avdeyev’s TOME is the greatest rebuttal on so many scientific fronts for this heresy, that you’d think Russia’s Putin would give him the Nobel Prize…or, how about the “Solzhenitsyn Prize.”

    Since Barack won the Nobel, it’s lost its’ luster to a lot of intelligent individuals, myself included…..

  10. Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I, for one, am surprised with his concerns for the “white race”. He should stick to being concerned for the “Russian nation” or let’s say “Russian ethnicity” which is generally an ok thing to do over there.

  11. Freyr April 23, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Tragic. They were Communist but now they want to be Capitalist. New boss same as the old boss – neither cares for the Nation or the People. Neither can accept that to be Russian you first have to be White. That would be heresy.

  12. Minerva April 23, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Whatever happened to the love for “Mother Russia”? The pride Russians took in being, well, Russian?

    I foolishly thought that Russia would be the last bastion against the darkening of Europe. Apparently I was wrong. This is so depressing.

  13. Anonymous April 23, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    The Russians didn’t lose 25 million in the war, but more like 35-50 million. The ‘Rus’ (true whites, from the Nordic countries) were beaten outside of Kiev in the Pripyet Marshes and then through a long series of holding actions that ended at Vyazma with some 500,000 men captured. At that point (late October 1941), the ‘Russians’ had some 90,000 men to defend Moscow.

    The ‘Russians’ had lost the war.

    The irony of all this is that it was done on purpose.

    First by moving masses of Ukrainians to Eastern Work Cities like the infamous Chelyabinsk, starting in the early 20s. This brought intelligent European laborers to a safe point to form an industrial population.

    Then, through a wonderfully conceited ‘independent truce’ with the Japanese, by bringing Asian peoples back West in a series of major logistics actions which had almost a million men outside Moscow by November.

    The Germans beat them too and the process of levying and blood letting was repeated about 4 times before Kursk finally broke them, numerically.

    Having slaughtered their way to Berlin on a road of blood, the Russians wasted no time in sending their Asiatic helpers back East. Unfortunately, not all of these Asians soldiers left without a ‘calling card’ and many more have since moved in on the transiberian cities like Novo Sybrsk and the like.

    Which is why so many, nominally white, Russians now have serious Asiatic intermix.

    i.e. It may be too late to be talking about ‘saving White Russia’. Because the Russians, as a people, were destroyed in the initial surge of Operation Barbarossa, 70 years ago.

  14. s April 24, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    “”Because the Russians, as a people, were destroyed in the initial surge of Operation Barbarossa, 70 years ago.””

    And Hitler “who was going to provide space of living for the white race.” How come that he put so much effort in slaying the people of white Russia and the Ukraine? The Ukraine is also populated by the remnants of the goths, the people who settled in Spain and southern France. It seems it could be interesting to have a closer look on whom Hitler used his special viciousness.

  15. random Russian April 26, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    ”Because the Russians, as a people, were destroyed in the initial surge of Operation Barbarossa, 70 years ago.”

    Oh yeah, another theoretical nationalist from the deep of Europe. You may also remember the mongolian occupation. Tell me, how many times have you been in Russia to say such a loud words? I am Russian, i live on the eastern coast of Asia. But i am white. Grey eyed brown-blond if you want to know. My friens are white. People on the street are white (except the gastarbeiters from Caucas and Middle Asia ofcourse). No one ethnic Russian will consider non-white his kindred. You may bark from your place as long as you want, you True Euronean, but nothing will happen.