"Czar's brain" is the man behind Vladimir Putin -

“Czar’s brain” is the man behind Vladimir Putin –

In Russia, Aleksandr Dughin, 60, is a Russian philosopher known for his anti-Western, far-right and “neo-Eurasian” views. In the United States and the West in general, he has often been presented as “Putin’s brain” or “Putin’s Rasputin”.

In the international political context, in Italy, for example, where he is known as the Tsar’s ideologue – Dughin was highly praised by Gianluca Savoini, Matteo Salvini’s friend, who invited him to participate in public events in Italy, introducing him to the leader of the Northern League .

So, Aleksandr Gelevič Dughin was born in Moscow on January 7, 1962 in an Orthodox family faithful to the Soviet ideal and devoted to communism. The mother was a doctor, the father, one of the officers of the most secret service in the world: the KGB.

At the heart of his thinking is the fight against the liberalism that is Eurasia. Dughin is considered to be the promoter of the “Eurasian” ultra-nationalist ideology – labeled as “Russian fascism” – that inspires Vladimir Putin’s “imperialist” foreign policy and thus the invasion of Ukraine. Because of his profile as an “ideologue” of the annexation of Crimea to Russia, in 2015 he is subject to international sanctions, writes lastampa.it

The Russian press categorizes him as a marginal figure because of his views

In the Russian political-ideological context, in recent years he has been defined by the Western press as one of the inspirations of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, while the Russian press catalogs him as a “marginal figure” because of his views “considered far too radical even by nationalists”.

About him, Russia Today reports that he was fired from Moscow State University in 2014 after his call to “kill, kill, kill” Ukrainians following the May 2 riots in Odessa, during which neo-Nazi groups burned of more than 40 pro-Russians.

Incidentally, Daria Platonova Dughina, the ideologue’s daughter, who lost her life in the explosion of the vehicle she was traveling with near the Russian capital, was thirty years old, had a degree in philosophy at Moscow State University and had deepened her studies on Neoplatonism, but claiming as cultural references Antonio Gramsci, Martin Heidegger and the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard.

On June 4, she was included in the list of people sanctioned by the United Kingdom government (including the tycoon Roman Abramovich) for expressing their support or promoting policies in favor of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

She was 244th on the list of 1,331 people sanctioned, as a “high-profile author of disinformation about Ukraine and the Russian invasion of Ukraine on various online platforms”, supporter and promoter of policies or initiatives to destabilize Ukraine aimed at compromising or to threaten its “territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence”.

In an interview given in May to the online newspaper geopolitika.ru, Daria spoke about the Russian aggression against Ukraine, embracing, not surprisingly, the positions of her father and the line of the Kremlin.

In his opinion, “The situation in Ukraine is truly an example of a clash of civilizations; it can be seen as a clash between globalist and Eurasian civilizations,” she said.

“After the great geopolitical catastrophe” (as the Russian president defined the collapse of the USSR), the territories of the former united country have become “borders” (intermediate zones) – spaces on which the attention of neighbors has increased, with NATO and, above all, the United States interested destabilization of the situation at Russia’s borders”.

Daria Dughina added: “If Western liberal elites insist so much on supporting Kiev and demonizing Moscow, it is because there is a logic of profit behind them. Everything must be questioned. This is an important principle that allows us to keep a clear vision. In the society of spectacle, propaganda and the totalitarian character of Western systems, putting under the sign of doubt is an essential step to get out of the cave…”.