Aleksandr Dugin’s Eurasianism and Putin’s War

With the February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine, as during the annexation of the Crimea in 2014, a flood of articles and blogs have appeared in Western media (and here on Medium) proposing that the neo-fascist philosopher Aleksandr Dugin is “Putin’s brain”, “Putin’s guru”, or “Putin’s Rasputin”; the “grey eminence” behind Putin’s foreign policy.

Things aren’t that simple. Yet, Dugin continues to exert indirect real influence through television appearances and podcasts, through running a host of websites, and through his involvement in political…

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