Wikipedia – Aleksandr Dugin

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A bit slanted, I think, but essentially correct in the details.

Aleksandr Gelyevich Dugin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ге́льевич Ду́гин; born 7 January 1962) is a Russian political scientist known for his fascist views[3][4] and who calls to hasten the “end of times” with all out war.[5][6][7][8][9] He has close ties with the Kremlin and the Russian military,[10][11] having served as an advisor to State Duma speaker and key member of the ruling United Russia party Sergei Naryshkin.[12] Dugin was the leading organizer of the National Bolshevik Party, National Bolshevik Front, and Eurasia Party. He is the author of more than 30 books, among them Foundations of Geopolitics and The Fourth Political Theory.

He focuses on the restoration of the Russian Empire through the unification of Russian-speaking territories, which roughly corresponds to the former Soviet republics, such as Georgia and Ukraine, and unification with Russian-speaking territories, especially eastern Ukraine and Crimea.[13][14] In the Kremlin, Dugin represents the “war party”, a division in the heart of the leadership concerning Ukraine,[15] and is seen as the driving conceptual force behind Vladimir Putin‘s initiative for the annexation of Crimea by Russia.[16] According to his geopolitical views, he considers the war between Russia and Ukraine to be inevitable and appeals for Putin to start military intervention in eastern Ukraine.[16]

Believing that the so-called fifth column has been working for two decades to destroy Russia’s sovereignty from the inside, he proposed in 2014 to strip all dissidents, including musician Andrei Makarevich, from their Russian citizenship and deport them from the country.[17]

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