Tag: Russian nationalism

Slovak Far-Right Allies of Putin’s Regime (The Case of Zem a Vek)

February 8, 2016

Over the years, in addition to engaging with far right activists and politicians in the capacity of commentators and opinion-makers, various Russian media have developed structural relations with far-right media projects in France, Italy and Austria. Recently, new data has emerged suggesting that structural relations seem to be developing between the Slovak magazine Zem a […]

How Alexander Dugin’s Neo-Eurasianists Geared Up for the Russian-Ukrainian War in 2005-2013

January 26, 2016

The Neo-Eurasianist perspective on Ukraine was formed already in the 1990s, when Russian fascist Alexander Dugin argued, in his Foundations of Geopolitics, that Ukraine was “an unnatural state” consisting of four major regions with allegedly different geopolitical loyalties, and that a sovereign and united Ukraine constituted a major threat to the geopolitical security of Russia […]

Is Russia Insider Sponsored By A Russian Oligarch With Ties To The European Far Right?

November 23, 2015

The emails leaked by Anonymous International last year give us a few insights into the workings of the English-language, pro-Putin propaganda website Russia Insider. Its editor Charles Bausman launched the website in September 2014, and described the rationale behind the website as follows: It was started in September 2014 by a group of expats living […]

No One Should Confuse Two Very Different Russian Worlds – the Kremlin’s and the Russian People’s

November 5, 2015

Staunton, November 4 – There are “two Russian worlds” now, and no one should confuse them, Andrey Kolesnikov says. The Russian authorities have their “own Russian world or more precisely Russian myth,” while the Russians themselves have their very different one which is truly universal. In an essay entitled “The Russian Myth against the Russian […]

November 4 Holiday ‘Tailor-Made’ for Putin’s Purposes, Inozemtsev Says

November 4, 2015

Staunton, November 4 – Today, Russians mark a holiday that lays stress on “religiosity over secularism, national uniqueness over universal values, and stability over development,” values few besides its creator, Vladimir Putin, would have seen as its core when he established this holiday eleven years ago, according to Vladislav Inozemtsev. At that time, the Moscow […]

Russian Politicians Building an International Extreme Right Alliance

September 15, 2015

Jewish Scholar Fleeing ‘Nazi-Like Atmosphere’ of Putin’s Russia

July 27, 2015

Staunton, July 26 – Ilya Frank, a Jewish linguist whose approach has defined how Russians study foreign languages for more than a decade, has decided he and his family must leave Moscow for Israel because of what he describes as “a Nazi-like atmosphere” there, one he quickly identified because of his familiarity with German writings […]

Altay Nations Struggle to Unite Against Kremlin-Appointed Governor

July 8, 2015

Staunton, July 5 – Since the peoples of Altay learned that the elections staged to ratify the Kremlin’s choice of their governor showed that he failed to win in electoral districts dominated by the non-Russians, their leaders have been struggling to unite in order to put pressure on the government there in the name of […]

74 Years after Hitler’s Invasion, Russia Not Ukraine Moving toward Fascism, Inozemtsev Says

June 23, 2015

Staunton, June 22 – Seventy-four years ago today, Hitler turned on his ally Stalin and invaded the Soviet Union, an action that continues to echo in the post-Soviet states with Moscow now routinely but falsely accusing Ukraine of having become fascist while Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rapidly on its way to becoming exactly that, according […]

2014 Ukrainian Maidan Affecting Russia Much as 1863 Polish Revolt Did, Moscow Historian Says

June 21, 2015

Staunton, June 20 – Drawing on Richard Pipes’ argument that the 1863 Polish revolt was viewed by many Russians as an illegitimate European attack on Russia and led them to conclude that “only the autocracy could preserve the integrity of the country,” Irina Glebova argues that the Ukrainian revolution of 2013-2014 has had “approximately the […]