Following the visit of Polish fascists to Eastern Ukraine, in support of pro-Russian right-wing extremists of the "Donetsk People's Republic", now Italian fascists from the Millennium organisation pledge allegiance to anti-Ukrainian terrorists.
According to Pavel Gubarev, one of the leaders of pro-Russian extremists and former member of the neo-Nazi Russian National Unity, "anti-fascists" from the Italian Millennium organisation have come to Donetsk and will join the "military forces" of the "Donetsk People's Republic" under the leadership of Igor Strelkov.
|Orazio Maria Gnerre (far left) and Pavel Gubarev (far right), Donetsk, June 2014|
|Pavel Gubarev (centre) and Orazio Maria Gnerre (far right), Donetsk, June 2014|
|Orazio Maria Gnerre (centre) and Denis Pushilin, the self-declared Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the "Donetsk People's Republic", Donetsk, June 2014|
In terms of ideology, the Millennium organisation is the opposite of anti-fascism. Its ideology is close to neo-Eurasianism of Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin with whom Millennium has been actively cooperating already for a few years.
Millennium's chief ideologue is Andrea Virga, born in 1987 in Casale Monferrato and currently a PhD student at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). His thesis is on Falangism in Cuba.
|Andrea Virga complains about Italian anti-fascists who disrupted a Millennium conference at the Polytechnic University of Milan in January 2014|
|Orazio Maria Gnerre and two cannons|
|Orazio Maria Gnerre and a tank|
|Orazio Maria Gnerre caressing a big cannon|
Millennium has been cooperating with Dugin at least since 2012, when they met at a conference in Brazil, but more research should be done on Millennium's first contacts with Russian fascists.
|(from left to right) Orazio Maria Gnerre, Emmanuel Riondino, Mateus Azevedo, Aleksandr Dugin and André Martin, Federal University of Paraíba, September 2012|