Tag: Nazis

Like Hitler, Putin Will Only Be Challenged By Elite After He Starts Losing

March 27, 2015

Staunton, March 26 — It is clear that Vladimir Putin has gone further in his confrontation with the West than many of those around him would prefer; but just as was the case with Adolf Hitler, they will threaten to oust him only when he begins to suffer defeat and his regime is at the […]

Zombification of Society Keeps Putin in Power but Will Destroy Russia, Strovsky Says

March 11, 2015

Staunton, March 1 — The ongoing “zombification” of Russian society and especially of young people and intellectuals is “a guarantee of the continued rule” of the Putin regime, but it is destroying the prospects for the development of Russia now and in the future, according to Dmitry Strovsky, an outspoken professor of journalism at the […]

Under Putin, Great Patriotic War Victory Has Become a Cult

January 14, 2015

Staunton, January 12 – The Soviet Union’s role in defeating Hitler in what Russians refer to as the Great Patriotic War has always been a central element of Russian national pride, but under Vladimir Putin, it has taken on the form of a religious cult, one that is helping to push the country from authoritarianism […]

Putin’s ‘New Society’ Very Dangerous but Not Fascist, ‘Russky Zhurnal’ Editor Says

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 1 – The new society emerging in Russia under Vladimir Putin will be “a powerful and active one, anti-democratic, militarized, with its own ‘leader cult,’ and ‘political gnosticism’ but not comparable to the interwar regimes in Italy or Germany, according to Aleksandr Morozov, the editor in chief of Russky Zhurnal. And he argues […]

How a Russian Émigré in China Created the Idea of the Russian ‘Ethnos’

September 25, 2014

Staunton, September 25 – Many in Russia and the West have been struck or even confused by the tendency of Russian scholars, commentators, and activists especially since the end of the Soviet period to use the term “ethnos” to refer to a variety of communities based on primordial ties. Some have seen this as an […]

Moscow Won’t Succeed in Building Kerch Bridge to Crimea, Ukrainian Historian Says

September 14, 2014

Staunton, September 13 – Russia will not be able to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait to link occupied Crimea with the Russian Federation, according to a Ukrainian scholar. But its likely inability to do so means that Moscow may have even more reason to press ahead with its aggression elsewhere to secure a […]

Is Strelkov the Ernst Rohm of Putin’s Russia?

September 12, 2014

Staunton, September 10 – Igor Strelkov, the former defense minister of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Peoples Republic” and the ideological hero of many Russian nationalists, has called for the formation of an alliance between the left and the right to oppose a Maidan-style revolution to overthrow Vladimir Putin and promote democracy in the Russian Federation. His […]

Latvian Decision to Ban Denial of “Soviet Occupation” Violates UN Charter

February 13, 2014

Tensions between Latvia and Russia have been growing, especially since Latvia has just joined the Eurozone. Prominent Latvians have accused Russia of using “soft power” to influence internal affairs. Now, Latvia has banned the justification or denial of either Nazi or Soviet occupation during World War II. In other words, Latvia is attempting to establish […]

Komsomolskaya Pravda’s Re-write

May 21, 2013

[Uliana Skoybeda is a longtime commentator for Komosomolskaya Pravda known for making outlandish arguments, such as being opposed to black soccer players on Russian teams. A recent Skoybeda column, the subtitle of which lamented that Nazis didn’t make “lamp shades” of the ancestors of today’s Russian liberals and blaming them for revisionist views on Russia’s role […]