Explorations of the Global Far Right

Russian Politicians Building an International Extreme Right Alliance

September 15, 2015

Sergey Glazyev and the American Fascist Cult

June 8, 2015

Among Russian politicians who had already established relations with the Western far right in the 1990s, Sergey Glazyev, currently an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issues of regional economic integration, is one of the most prominent. In 1992-1993, Glazyev was Minister of External Economic Relations of the Russian Federation, but resigned in […]

“Putin’s Fascist Russia?” Roger Griffin’s Comments on the Concept

May 29, 2015

Several authors argue that either Putin’s Russia is already a fascist state or Putin is building one. Some of the most recent articles arguing along this line can be found here: Alexander J. Motyl: Is Vladimir Putin a Fascist? Rob Garver: Putin Isn’t Reviving the USSR, He’s Creating a Fascist State Here I post a […]

Russia and Front National: Following the Money

May 3, 2015

A new leak of the text messages originating from a hacked smartphone of a high-ranking officer of Russia’s Presidential Administration sheds further light on the relations between the Russian authorities and their far-right allies in France. The hackers from the Anonymous International have disclosed thousands of text messages sent to and by Timur Prokopenko, deputy […]

What Does the Fascist Conference in St. Petersburg Tell Us About Contemporary Russia?

April 4, 2015

On May 9, Russia will plunge into ritualized mass celebrations to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in the “Great Patriotic War” (World War II). At the same time, on March 22, a few weeks before the celebrations, a Russian party with the presumably patriotic name “Motherland” (Rodina) held the International Russian […]

The Uneasy Reality of Antifascism in Ukraine

March 23, 2015

First published in German language in Beton International: Zeitung für Literatur und Gesellschaft (10 March 2015). For almost twenty years of Ukraine’s independence, the term “antifascism” used to have very limited currency in the established political discourse in Ukraine. Until 2010, “antifascism” was primarily used as a form of self-identification by an element of Ukraine’s […]

The Far-Right “International Russian Conservative Forum” to Take Place in Russia

March 10, 2015

The Russian fascist Rodina (Motherland) party that was founded by Russia’s current Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is organising a large conference titled the “International Russian Conservative Forum” (IRCF) to be held in St. Petersburg on 22 March 2015. According to Kommersant‘s journalist Grigory Tumanov, the following European organisations are taking part in the conference: […]

German Die Linke Delegation Visits Right-Wing Terrorists in Eastern Ukraine

March 9, 2015

Originally published on February 19, 2015 Just two weeks after the leader of the pro-Russian right-wing terrorist organisation “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) Aleksandr Zakharchenko declared that Ukraine was run by “miserable Jews”, a delegation of the German party Die Linke visited the author of this anti-Semitic jibe and delivered what they called “humanitarian help”.   […]

Whither the Ukrainian Far Right?

February 1, 2015

Introduction The early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place in May and October 2014, respectively proved to be disastrous for the Ukrainian parties of the political far right. Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, the All-Ukrainian Union Freedom party, obtained 1.16% of the vote in the presidential election, while his party secured […]