Vladimir Putin is in thrall to a distinctive brand of Russian fascism

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Just as Moscow conceals its war behind a “special military operation”, so it con­ceals its fascism behind a campaign to eradicate “Nazis” in Ukraine

and Germany near the end of the war. Played by the best-loved Soviet actors, the Nazis in the film are humane and attractive. Vyacheslav Tikhonov, who played the role of Stierlitz, was a model of male perfection. Tall and handsome, with perfect cheekbones, he shone in a sleek Nazi uniform that had been tailored in the Soviet defence ministry.

After the second world war, Ilyin rejected what he saw as Hitler’s errors, such as atheism, and his crimes, including the extermination of the Jews. But he retained his faith in the fascist idea of national resurgence. In 1948 he wrote that “fascism is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon and, historically speaking, far from being outlived.” Accordingly, Mr Putin embraced religion, rejected anti-Semitism and eschewed collective leadership for his own direct rule, confirmed by plebiscites.

Dmitry Medvedev, a former president and “moderniser”, recently posted on social media: “I hate them. They are bastards and degenerates. They want us, Russia, dead…I’ll do all I can to make them disappear.” He did not bother to say who he had in mind. But Russia’s hostility has three targets: the liberal West, Ukraine and traitors at home. All of them need to take stock of what Russian fascism means.

The outlook for Ukraine is even more bleak. A few weeks after the start of the war Ria Novosti, a state news agency, published an article that called for the purging “of the ethnic component of self-identification among the people populating the territories of historical Malorossia and Novorossia [Ukraine and Belarus] initiated by the Soviet powers.”

Talk of bodily contamination and cleansing is not limited to Ukraine. Russia also contains alien elements—oyster-slurping,-eating traitors who mentally live in the West and are infected with ideas of gender fluidity. The Russian people, Mr Putin declared in aaddress, will “simply spit them out like an insect in their mouth” leading to “a natural and necessary self-detoxification of society”.

 

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HelloOneMillion Great Book to read written by even greater person thanks to whom we have Magnitsky Acts.

Putin is a much greater leader than the drama teacher of Canada

Putin Delenda Est

You just described the American democrat party. 🙄😂😂

Whereas Messrs Biden, Macron, Schwab, Fauci - the notorious pacifist are fertile with purple fairy tales they can offer to their people?

Just curious about what would happen if China wanted to position nuclear missiles and other military equipment in Canada or Mexico. What would the US's action be? Oh but it's 'fascism' if Russia stands up for themselves?

So quickly bots started to bring up whataboutism and deny any facts)

RussiaIsATerroristState PutinWarCriminal

What about demonism of Biden?

in general, under the form of fascism and lies, it has always been the United States with its NATO and not Russia ....

A magazine like the Economist, which publishes such biased and impractical articles without academic rigor and credibility, has downgraded itself to an American community newspaper.

So so sad,it beggars belief.What a great nation going through the gutter.People manipulated. Fed strange thoughts,no need. Education/food/ couple of holidays per annum/happy home/employed/ buy a few things car, bed,tv etc etc.few drinks,life so hard !?

Freedom from the US fed reserve....

Look who is talking, same can be said for USA who admittedly invaded sovereign countries, destroyed nations, killed millions for resources, on the name of so called democracy.

Why Ukraine keeps using their civilians as human shields? I don't understand why they keep doing this. Can anyone explain to me?

Why Ukraine keeps using their civilians as human shields? I don't understand why they keep doing this?

Says a NATO economist whose signature is death of millions in the East for oil. I guess the choice is between fascism & extreme economic terrorism🤷🏿‍♂️

I read a piece on Russia having to burn excess natural gas being produced near the border with Finland due to not having storage capacity lol.

It's called 'Rascism' (or Ruscism)

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Russia is not a perfect place, but compared to the Ukraine it is heaven on earth.

How's Assange doing? PS Navalny was TOTALLY pro Crimea 'annexation'

YOU think so ?

Fascismis always distinctive to the place it exists. That's one of its key characteristics.

It is never too late to repent.

Unwelcome Western colonialism from America to Australia has been worse on natives over the last 500 years with countless human rights abuses by Westerners. Lest We Forget!

You guys just call everything you don’t like fascism

Do you don't have any more BS then that to brsin wash the world fake news? The Fascism is what you and the called Liberal world have been defending all along... Putin can be everything else in the world but a Fascists...

He's a killer he's a murderer

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