The 2000 year organisation is not led by Barkashov. During last 14 years it spent vast range of crizis and Demushkin in fact destroyed it. No one needs fake organisation of 5 persons which exists only on paper, let them make alliances how they want. The info I have 1990's RNU part is still led by Barkashov and take part in the East Ukraine events, cleaned from the ultra-nazi ideology which is mostly replcaed with rational and common national unity idea. At least, I saw Barkashov reports and info about soldiers they send to Novorossia.
The RNU are against their own logo? What? I would imagine the only reason there's debates about this is because it makes the movement look bad from an outsider's perspective. It's not a serious condemnation of Nazism, but simply a PR move. A lot of fascist/neo-Nazi organizations tend to stray away from traditional far-right symbols for the same reason.
You are definitely right, and this is an idiotic PR of swastika logo, such actions make more bad outlook by ordinary patriots and people, than anything good. So it were real debates regarding the proper logo. Since the old RNU effectives were replaced with the younger ones, that question became serious: you may be brave, you may love Russia and nation, be a patriot, but don't want to be associated with nazizm (while the organisation name and formilated ideology is OK: national unity, nothing provoking). This is the only info I know.
I'm not sure what you're trying to say in the second sentence. Are you suggesting that the Black Hundreds was not an inherently anti-Semitic movement? Or that it can simply be dismissed because anti-Semitism was rampant and largely unopposed at the time?
You see, there were a lot of controversy things with the Jews in Russia at the beginning of XX century. If I start telling here that they had dishonest usurious business and therefore were blamed as like as because of their attitude to ethnic Russians which resulted in riots, then everyone call me as anti-Semite. So I would say that it were a lot of violence from both sides and a lot of point of views I don't want to share and reopen old questions.
So you honor them for their populist nationalism, and rabid anti-communism? Hmm, what other ideologies consider both core tenets?
Russian Black Hundreds first of all were brave soldiers (unofficial Empire army, due to the modern definition: military volunteers and vigilante groups) and defenders of ethnic Russian civillians in vast range of internal conflicts. It's normal when people save lifes of their nation-brothers, the problem is that national conflicts existed (and still exist in other cases). Also Black Hundreds were Christian Orthodox People, so let's remember the good things about them and honor as consistent defenders against any threat.
About the idiologies: anti-communism is good till this ideology is against cosmopolitism and idea of nation negation, but when anticommunism becomes hatred to the nation, it's bad (Russians are often associated with communism while they are suffered from it most of all, and it is bad when anticommunism becomes rusophobia). Other ideologies you linked to, I don't accept, they are not relative to Black Hundred. Black Hundred is directly based on the idea of Christian and traditional culture, while fascism/national-socialism is in touch with occult movements and open anti-Christian things in behaviour.
Would you consider your movement to be right-wing, left-wing, or neither?
Unfortunally left/right is outdated classification. Neither will be proper definition. From the left side: no huge business, nationalization, social goods, censorship (due to the nation interests), labor is important and should be proclaimed as the nation purpose. From the right side: private property, small business. And other things I dont know how to classify: traditional culture, conservative ideology, main value in life - family, children and parents, mutual assistance, parenting, education. So, everything for nation to be healthy and self-confident.