Alexander Dukin, “Putin’s Rasputin” shaped the Russian president’s vision of his country and the world.

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It is said that to understand President Vladimir Putin one must first understand the thinking of Alexander Dugin.

Analyst and strategist, named after him Radical nationalist views, He is considered by some to be Russia’s most influential thinker.

And because of the dominance of the Russian president, some call him Putin’s Rasputin Gregory Rasputin, the terrorist who charmed the imperial court of Russia a century ago.

Dugin is believed to have been the mastermind behind Putin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Several years ago, he argued that military intervention in eastern Ukraine – what he calls Novorossia (New Russia) – was necessary “to preserve Russia’s moral authority.”

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