Aleksandr Dugin

Russian political activist and philosopher (born 1962)

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (Russian: Александр Гельевич Дугин; born 7 January 1962) is a Russian political philosopher,[6][7] analyst, and strategist. He has been called a fascist for his ideology.[8] He is also a well known supporter of Vladimir Putin,[9] although he has no official connections to the Kremlin.[10] He has been called "Putin's brain" or "Putin's Rasputin" by the media.[11] He is also known for being an important person around Russian's foreign policy.[12]

Aleksandr Dugin
Александр Дугин
Dugin in 2018
Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin

(1962-01-07) 7 January 1962 (age 62)
EducationMoscow Aviation Institute (no degree)
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionRussian philosophy
InstitutionsMoscow State University (2008–2014)
Main interests
Sociology, geopolitics, philosophy
Notable ideas

References change

  1. Борис Исаев (2005). Геополитика: Учебное пособие (in Russian). Издательский дом "Питер". p. 329. ISBN 978-5469006510.
  2. Lukic, Rénéo; Brint, Michael, eds. (2001). Culture, politics, and nationalism in the age of globalization. Ashgate. p. 103. ISBN 9780754614364. Retrieved 12 October 2015. Dugin defines 'thalassocracy' as 'power exercised thanks to the sea,' opposed to 'tellurocracy' or 'power exercised thanks to the land' ... The 'thalassocracy' here is the United States and its allies; the 'tellurocracy' is Eurasia.
  3. "Alexander Dugin's 'The Fourth Political Theory'". 24 July 2013.
  4. Teitelbaum, Benjamin R. (2020a). War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right. Penguin Books Limited (published 2020). ISBN 9780241431078. OCLC 1235958794. Wikidata Q107266101.
  5. Porter, Tom (16 August 2017). "Charlottesville's alt-right leaders have a passion for Vladimir Putin". Newsweek. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  6. Burton, Tara Isabella (12 May 2022). "The far-right mystical writer who helped shape Putin's view of Russia – Alexander Dugin sees the Ukraine war as part of a wider, spiritual battle between traditional order and progressive chaos". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  7. "The Most Dangerous Philosopher in the World". Big Think. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  8. In a 1999 interview for the Polish magazine Fronda, Dugin explains: "In Russian Orthodox christianity a person is a part of the Church, part of the collective organism, just like a leg. So how can a person be responsible for himself? Can a leg be responsible for itself? Here is where the idea of state, total state originates from. Also because of this, Russians, since they are Orthodox, can be the true fascists, unlike artificial Italian fascists: of Gentile type or their Hegelians. The true Hegelianism is Ivan Peresvetov – the man who in 16th century invented the oprichnina for Ivan the Terrible. He was the true creator of Russian fascism. He created the idea that state is everything and an individual is nothing." "Czekam na Iwana Groźnego" [I'm waiting for Ivan the Terrible]. 11/12 (in Polish). Fronda. 1999. p. 133. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  9. Burton, Tara Isabella (12 May 2022). "The far-right mystical writer who helped shape Putin's view of Russia". The Washington Post. Washington D.C. Retrieved 21 August 2022. In the early 1990s, he co-founded the National Bolshevik Party with controversial punk-pornography novelist Eduard Limonov, blending fascist and communist-nostalgic rhetoric and imagery; edgy, ironic (and not-so-ironic) transgression; and genuine reactionary politics. The party's flag was a black hammer and sickle in a white circle against a red background, a communist mirror image of a swastika. The party's half-sincere mantra? 'Da smert' (Yes, death), delivered with a sieg-heil-style raised arm.
  10. "Factbox: Alexander Dugin advocates a vast new Russian empire". Reuters. 21 August 2022.
  11. "Russian intellectual Aleksandr Dugin is also commonly known as 'Putin's brain'". NPR. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  12. Newman, Dina (10 July 2014). "Russian nationalist thinker Dugin sees war with Ukraine". BBC News. London. Retrieved 22 March 2022. A prominent Russian ultra-nationalist philosopher has told BBC News that war between Russia and Ukraine 'is inevitable' and has called on President Vladimir Putin to intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine 'to save Russia's moral authority'. In Russian: Дина Ньюман (10 July 2014). Кто придумал аннексировать украинский Крым?. BBC Ukrainian (in Russian).