Derived from a motif designed for Heinrich Himmler at the German Wewelsburg Castle , chosen as an occult Camelot for senior SS officers, the Sonnenrad is, like the Wolfsangel rune of the SS Das Reich division, one of the official mobile phone number list symbols of Azov, used in badges of their units and in the shields with which their combatants parade in evocative ceremonies lit by torches. I visited the Cossack House on many occasions to interview important figures in the movement, including the leader of its National Militia (which provides auxiliary muscle for patrolling the official Ukrainian police force), Igor Mikhailenko, and the international secretary and mobile phone number list intellectual reference Olena Semenyaka.
It's an impressive setting: in addition to the classrooms for state-funded educational conferences, the Cossack House houses the Plomin literary salon and mobile phone number list publishing house , where glamorous young hipster intellectuals take it upon themselves to organize seminars and translate right-wing books, under glossy posters of fascist luminaries like Yukio Mishima, Cornelius Codreanu, and Julius Evola. But Azov's power comes from mobile phone number list weapons, not from his literary projects.
In 2014, when the Ukrainian army was weak and ill-equipped, the Azov volunteers, led by Biletski, fought at the forefront of the battle against mobile phone number list Russian-speaking separatists in the east and recaptured the city of Mariupol, where they are today under siege. . Effective, brave and highly ideological fighters, their efforts in the east earned them great renown as defenders of the nation and the support of a grateful state, which incorporated the Azov movement as an official regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine