Nothing is certain in the troubled Russian republic – except the resurrection of the long-dormant nationalist right wing. The end of empire has fueled a sense of national humiliation comparable to Weimar Germany’s after Versailles.
Follows the transformation of Russian nationalist discourse in the 21st century, from imperialism to ethno-nationalism. Russian nationalism, previously dominated by ‘imperial’ tendencies – pride in a large, strong and multi-ethnic state able to project its influence abroad – …
These days, “nationalism” is all the rage on the right. I put it in quotes because there are a lot of different ideas of what nationalism means.
The journalist Masha Gessen sees the rise of official nationalism as an intensely worrying sign for Russia’s future, raising the question of whether Putin’s regime now ticks the boxes of a
Russian National Unity (RNU) or All-Russian civic patriotic movement "Russian National Unity" (Russian: Всероссийское общественное патриотическое движение "Русское Национальное Единство"), is a Neo-Nazi political party and paramilitary organization based in Russia and formerly operating in states with Russian-speaking populations.
Russian radical nationalists headed to Crimea . Until the early 2000s, Russia was fragmented among different groups supporting a restoration of the USSR, anti-Westernism and anti-Semitism.
A cursory glance at Russia Insider reveals scores of articles promoting white nationalist propaganda, alongside fawning, pro-Putin pieces. “MUST WATCH: Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Trump on the Putin Summit” reads one headline.
A second type of nationalism is a much more exclusive and even racist ethnic Russian nationalism, one committed to a pure Russia free of “polluting” peoples of other ethnicities, or at least
Russian nationalism is a form of nationalism that asserts that Russians are a nation and promotes their cultural unity. Russian nationalism first rose in the 18th century and is closely related to pan-Slavism, from its origin during the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union.