Tag: Nashi

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 […]

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 […]

Putin Regime Reviving Soviet-Style Anti-Semitism

August 18, 2014

Staunton, August 17 – An instructor at the Russian foreign ministry’s training academy told participants at a government-sponsored youth camp that “Zionism is a movement for the establishment of the world rule of Jewish bankers,” that it “finances pagans to destroy Orthodoxy,” and that it has so “Judaicized” Catholicism that “almost nothing remains” of that […]

Shoigu Offered Chance to Unite Youth in Fatherland Guard

May 28, 2013

On May 22, a presentation of the military-patriotic movement Fatherland Guard will take place during the closed government hour at the State Duma, where Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected. The Fatherland Guard will be involved in the patriotic education of children and preparation of youth for the army. Viktor Vodolatsky, a State Duma deputy […]