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How does one explain the Kremlin’s cooperation with far-right radicals in Europe, including neo-Nazis?

By Yuri Federov
28.07.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

Carnival in Düsseldorf. Caption: "The right-wing European parties." Photo: Shutterstock Carnival in Düsseldorf. Putin figure propping up with money a saluting arm that bears the words: “Right-wing European parties” with their names and country flags listed below that. Photo: Shutterstock

The Kremlin, as well as its propagandists and political analysts, love to label the Ukrainian government established after the events of 2013-2014 as “Fascist.” They aren’t discouraged by the fact that President Petro Poroshenko isn’t a charismatic dictator, that the political regime in Ukraine is far from being authoritarian (if anything, it resembles the aristocratic democracy of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth), and that right-wing parties and nationalist movements hardly managed to get 7 – 10% of votes between them.

This begs the question: are Kremlin denizens simply projecting onto Ukraine the features of Russia’s own political system? And how…

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