Russians abroad: Russian Nazi detained in Norway

17:06 Oct. 20, 2016

Russian Nazi detained in Norway

Yan Petrovsky (Source: NRK Norway)

Yan Petrovsky was a mercenary in Donbas, fighting for pro-Russian forces

29-year-old Yan Petrovsky, a militant from Rusich battalion of pro-Russian forces, detained in Norway - reports NRK. Police established that he has ties with far-right movement in the country. Petrovsky has lived in Norway since 2004 after Russia annexed Crimea and started the turmoil in Donbas, Petrovsky went to take part in military actions.

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He boasted about his military experience in social media. On one of the photos, he poses near a burning body of a Ukrainian soldier.


The mercenary was detained according to the immigration law. He is accused of violating it by staying for too long outside the country.

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Petrovsky is also considered a threat to Norway state. Now the court decides whether Petrovsky will be deported from Norway. 

Read more Foreign mercenary detained in eastern Ukraine: 'We were sent to Luhansk via Rostov' (video)

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