This book examines the nature of the extreme right in contemporary Russia, arguing in particular that, alongside a continuing tradition which emphasizes Russia's orthodox and traditional past, an increasingly important intellectual current is drawing on Western European neo-fascist ideas and adapting them to the Russian situation. This book examines this intellectual current within the context of increasing conservatism across Russia as a whole, showing how the new ideas have an impact right across the political spectrum, and assessing the threat posed by them and their proponents.
'An interpretive study' - Slavic Review
Introduction 1. Modernization and Conservative Backlash 2. Yeltsin's Russia as a Divided Country - A seedbed of growing conservatism 3. Actors of the Conservative Resistance: Movements and Parties 4. The 'Third Way' Worldview in the Westernising of Russia 5. Geopolitics as a Conservative Weltanschauung - The clash of civilizations 6. Russian Racism as a Conservative Weltanschauung 7. Putin's Russia: Towards a Synthesis? Conclusions