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Young Russia (Russia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 459
Country: Russia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 2004
Details of Formation: Experts believe their emergence was a Kremlin response to the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, where youth groups played a key role in street protests that ushered a pro-Western presidential candidate to power.
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: adolescents
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): immigrants; unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; protect state, national or religious leader(s)
Other Information: