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Alexander Dugin

Aleksandr Dugin

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (Russian:Алекса́ндр Ге́льевич Ду́гин) (January 7, 1962 in Moscow) is a Russian political scientist, academic, philosopher and former head of the Department of Sociology of Moscow State University from 2009 to 2014. He was a co-founder of the ultra-left National Bolshevik Front and Party, heads the International Eurasian Movement, and has written multiple books.

Western intelligence agencies and the controlled Western mainstream media have spread false narratives about Dugin and his relationship to the government of the Russian Federation. Dugin has no relationship at all to or with Vladimir Putin.[1] The two have never met. Putin has never quoted or cited Dugin in a speech. Dugin has made critical remarks of Putin:[2]

If we consider the situation in Russia more closely, we will discover that almost all that is said in the West about Putin is wrong. It is a complete caricature. The most important criticism of Putin inside Russia is not from the liberals. Liberals represent the smallest part of the critics. They are absolutely marginal… So the West is absolutely wrong in thinking that there is this big liberal opposition to Putin that is artificially kept down. The real opposition to Putin is growing completely on the other side of Russian society. It is growing discontent with "lunar" Putin, against the Putin who is surrounded by liberals. All the government is completely not only corrupt, it consists of pro-Western liberals. Nothing has changed after the last election.

In 2014, during the U.S.-backed Maidan coup in Kyiv, Dugin was strident in his criticism of Putin and the Kremlin for its policy of non-intervention and supporting the Minsk Accords peace process. Putin and the Kremlin waged a behind the scenes campaign get Dugin removed from his post as head of the Sociology Department at Moscow University. Dugin was blacklisted from most influential public affairs television talk shows.[3]

Dugin is considered to be the godfather of Eurasianism, one of the most popular variants of National Globalism.

Dugin's daughter, Dr. Darya Dugina, was murdered by U.S.-backed neo-Nazi terrorists on August 20, 2022 in suburban Moscow.[4]

Biography

Alexey Arestovich (left); unknown (center) Dugin (right)

Dugin was born on January 7, 1962, in Moscow, in 1979 he attended the Moscow Aviation Institute, an engineering education university.

He was a dissident and anti-communist during the Soviet-era and joined later the Christian Pamyat-group. In the 1990s he helped to create a reformed Communist Party of the Russian Federation led by Gennady Zyuganov.[5]

Dugin was one of the co-founders of the communist-fascist National Bolshevik Party in 1993 together with Eduard Limonov and Yegor Letov, which still existed until 2007 when the party was banned by the authorities.[6]

He is a member of the Old Believers, a sect of the Russian Orthodox Church considered heretical by the latter.

Geopolitics

Alexander Dugin and daughter Darya Dugina.

Dugin's view on international politics were frequently criticized by Western liberals especially when it came to his anti-Western rhetorics, therefore, his points can be criticized and discussed when he stated that "by no means the racist and chauvinist aspects of National Socialism that determined the nature of its ideology. The excesses of this ideology in Germany are a matter exclusively of the Germans ... while Russian fascism is a combination of natural national conservatism with a passionate desire for true changes."[7] and despite that he said that "American liberalism must be destroyed"[8] he is nothing more than a left-wing political scientist with some conservative tendencies.

Dugin strongly opposes efforts between the United States and Russia to build a friendly relationship in the era of Donald Trump. He considers the normalization of relations to be tantamount to a Russian surrender to the United States, going as far as stating that

"Everything except war and friendship is good for us in Russia-US relations;"

and advocating a Russian alliance with globalist entities such as the European Union and China and even Islamism to contain the United States.[9]

Quotes

  • Putin is a philosophical phenomenon , a turning point in the history of thought, in a complex battle of ideas and worldviews. From the very first moment in power, he began to restore the sovereignty of Russia. But this meant postponing the end of history, opposition to liberal totalitarianism, globalism and the World Government. Putin followed this line cautiously, often disguising his intentions and plans - as a Chekist and as a convinced realist. Sometimes, it seemed that he was ready to meet the globalists, but the next moment, it turned out that this was again just a maneuver. Hence the bewildered question: “Who are you, Mr. Putin?” Only on 24 February 2022, the beginning of the New World Order in Ukraine put all things in their place with all unambiguity. A new era of philosophy has begun. A new phase of world history. Putin has challenged the liberal interpretation of the end of history - that is, the main globalist project, the World Government.

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