‘Putin Not Interested in Fighting Islamism But Promoting Instability and Undermining the West,’ Eidman Says

November 17, 2015

Staunton, November 16 Western countries may be willing to form a “tactical” alliance with Russia about the fight against ISIS, but any such accord will have limited value both because “the struggle with Islamism doesn’t interest Putin” and because “history shows” that the Kremlin leader will violate it whenever it suits him, Igor Eidman says. […]

‘Putin, Kadyrov and Co.’ Now Can Kill Anyone and Hide Their Role, Eidman Says

May 21, 2015

Staunton, May 20 – The investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov shows that the first-ever “killer agency” capable of handling the entire course of a killing, from the selection of a victim to the disposition of the case in such a way that those behind it will not be held responsible, has been organized […]

War in Ukraine Direct Result of Russia’s Turn to Fascism, Eidman Says

February 10, 2015

Staunton, February 8 – Many people around the world are not only horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine but surprised that such a thing could be happening now. But they shouldn’t be, Igor Eidman says, because the invasion is the “absolutely logical” outcome of the “deferred demand” for Russian fascism of a century ago […]

West Has Means Short of War to Stop Putin in Ukraine, Eidman Says

November 20, 2014

Staunton, November 20 – Sectoral sanctions are not enough to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, and no one in the West wants to fight a war against Russia. But because of the nature of the Russian elite, including Putin, the West has a means of stopping Putin in his tracks, a means it has […]

Ever More Putin Associates Bear a Resemblance to Nazi Ones, Eidman Says

September 18, 2014

Staunton, September 18 – Many commentators in Moscow and the West see parallels between Vladimir Putin’s regime and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi one – its authoritarianism, its attacks on minorities and its pursuit of Lebensraum for “the Russian world.” But Igor Eidman takes the next step and draws specific parallels between Nazi figures and Russian ones. […]

Putinism Resembles ‘a Fascist Dictatorship,’ Eidman Says

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 8 – Putinism, Igor Eidman says, is “a combination of the practice and ideology of the authoritarian regime of Putin, which operates on a corrupt bureaucratic oligarchy and is in many respects close to a fascist dictatorship,” with its “aggressive annexationist foreign policy, state-monopoly capitalism, force structures, and chauvinism and traditionalism” promoted by […]

Russian Regime ‘More Dangerous than the Soviet,’ Eidman Says

July 20, 2014

Staunton, July 18 – Those guilty of shooting down the Malaysian airline include “not only the [pro-Russian] militants but above all those who sent them to kill, who armed them and who inspired them – Putin and his junta,” Moscow commentator Igor Eidman says, and that makes the current Russian regime “more dangerous” than the […]

In Ukraine, Putin is Carrying Out ‘Biggest Information Special Op’ in Modern Times, Eidman Says

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 23 – In Donetsk and Luhansk, Vladimir Putin has been carrying out “the biggest information special operation” in modern times and has managed to convince many there and elsewhere of a variety of things that did not exist but may appear for a brief time as a result of his efforts in this […]