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Against the Modern WorldTraditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century$
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Mark Sedgwick

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152975

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195152972.001.0001

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Neo-Eurasianism in Russia

Neo-Eurasianism in Russia

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(p.221) 12 Neo-Eurasianism in Russia
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Against the Modern World
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DOI:10.1093/0195152972.003.0013

This chapter starts with the discovery of Traditionalism by a group of Soviet dissidents including Gaydar Jamal (1947– ) and Alexander Dugin, and considers Jamal’s and Dugin’s first involvement in Russian politics during perestroika. After explaining the contribution of Traditionalism to Dugin’s ideology of Neo-Eurasianism, the chapter discusses Dugin’s political ventures. While Dugin was active in the (not very serious) National Bolshevik Party that he founded with Edward Limonov, his Neo-Eurasianism cemented the “red-to-brown” alliance between the remains of the Communist Party and the Extreme Right “Patriots.” Dugin then founded a potentially more important group, the Eurasia Movement, a Kremlin-aligned think tank. The chapter ends with a discussion of Neo-Eurasianism in Israel among settlers in Hebron.

Keywords:   Soviet dissidents, Dugin, Eurasianism, Extreme Right, Limonov, Hebron settlers

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