By Edward Stawiarski

Russian philosopher, mystic, political strategist, radical bohemian, and geopolitical guru; Aleksandr Dugin is notorious, yet few in the West know much about him. Described by some as the brain of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dugin is often depicted by Western media as a Rasputinesque figure with a dangerously eerie grip over Russia’s political and intellectual elite.

While it may be true, as countless articles assert, that Dugin has a lot to do with Russia’s current geopolitical strategy in Ukraine, less explored are the religious and spiritual beliefs embedded in his philosophy. These are informed on the one hand by perennialism and the esoteric traditionalism of the French intellectual René Guénon, which attempt to synthesize Eastern metaphysics with Western philosophy, and on the other hand, by Russian Orthodox Christianity.

Dugin’s political philosophy is aimed at the creation of a multipolar world in which the U.S. is no longer the world’s sole superpower. He also envisions a “fourth political theory” that will be neither capitalist, communist, or fascist, but an entirely new compilation adopting the good facets from all three systems. But unlike most political theorists, his beliefs are imbued with occult and mystical hermeneutics. Those who do not get a grip with his spiritual beliefs will be doomed to a shallow and soulless understanding of his influence.

I interviewed Dugin in February—several weeks before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—and asked him to explain his Christianity and how it has influenced his philosophy. It’s a topic that interests him greatly, and his response reflected the intensity of his interest.

Dugin told me that his path to Christianity came in three important stages. The first was his baptism as a child on the behest of his great grandmother. But he did not pay much heed to the faith while growing up under the influence of a communist society and an atheistic father.

The second stage came at the age of 18, when he fell into a circle of underground Russian radicals who were intent upon rejecting the utopian maxims and mythos of communism. They introduced the young Dugin to the alien world of esoteric traditionalism through Guénon (1886–1951) and Julius Evola (1898–1974); he said their teachings filled his spiritual void.

Esoteric traditionalism advocates that all civilizations and peoples should return to the spiritualism of their traditional cultural archetypes—Russians being natural Orthodox Christians, for example. For Dugin, Guénon and Evola gave him the foundation from which he began to critique modernity and look deeply into Russian Orthodox Christianity.

Dugin said that during the late Soviet period and in the first five years of the 1990s, he could not bring himself to reconcile “true tradition with intellectual Christianity” and that he was discouraged by the outlook of contemporary Christian believers. Eventually, he humbled himself into accepting Orthodoxy, submitting himself to its religious discipline in order to gain access to the sacraments.

This submission ultimately led to the third stage; he joined a small branch of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, while still in communion with the Moscow Patriarch, practiced the old rite of the pre-Nikon reforms. The old rite appealed to his appetite for tradition, and is somewhat similar to how a remnant of Catholic traditionalists prefer the pre-Vatican II liturgy, disciplines, and sacraments. Dugin made it clear to me that he felt a great similarity between his return to the Church and that of the American Guénonian traditionalist and Orthodox priest, Seraphim Rose (1934–1982), who was baptized as a Methodist and converted from atheism.

Dugin explained that he chose Orthodox Christianity over Catholicism and Protestantism because he sees the Orthodox Church as embedded into the mythos of Russia and as part of a tradition from which he cannot detach himself. This response led to a trickier question: how does he reconcile the dogmatic absolutism of Christianity with the open approach toward Eastern religions taken by esoteric traditionalism, which could be seen as indifferentism to the Orthodox mind?

Dugin responded that Evola and Guénon taught him to respect different sacred religions and not to compare differences between them, but instead to compare them against modernity. Everything anti-modern is good, Dugin said; seeing different religious traditions in union with this principle allows him to reconcile non-Christian and non-Orthodox traditions.

He admits rather paradoxically, however, to the belief that one must fully assent to the teachings of one’s Christian religion, including its emphasis that all other faiths are in error. Dugin indicated that he gets around this difficult problem by finding ecumenical commonality. He stated that, for instance, if a Catholic fully lives his religious tradition, then it is possible to find commonality with other traditional religions in a mutual opposition to modernity.

Dugin said his approach to promulgating his philosophy of anti-liberalism and Eurasianism is not as focused on Christianity as his other ideas. His aim has always been to create a philosophical language that is universally adaptable to all religions, cultures, and peoples irrespective of their religious beliefs. To do this, he appeals to Guénon’s idea of a communal fight against the modern world.

In Dugin’s view, Christianity is a sacred religion among many existing in what he calls “a historically eschatological, and apocalyptic time’’ and should therefore not be fighting against other religions but against modernity. All forces must be used “to fight against the eschatological modern Western reality,’’ which he said is not only anti-Christian but also, at its roots, against the Western tradition (i.e. against itself), and therefore threatens all religious paradigms.

Having allowed Dugin to make it clear that he takes a broad and ecumenical approach, I would argue that he actually places more emphasis on Christianity and its role in fighting Western modernity than he likes, for pragmatic reasons, to publicly state. Dugin relies strongly on the Christian view of the Apocalypse and believes we are living in the age of the Antichrist. This view is essentially Christian and is why Dugin strongly expresses the idea that Christians should fight Western modernity. It is important to mention here that he sees the enemy as Western modernity, not the West itself, and that Christianity will play a major role in defeating that enemy.

Christian civilization no longer exists, in Dugin’s view. He explains that this disintegration happened in a number of stages. The first was the Great Schism in 1053 of what he sees as the two authentic branches of the Christian Church, the Eastern and Roman.

Then the Western Church became more individualistic and prepared a path for liberalism. According to some, such as Alain de Benoist, Christianity through an inherent defect in its conception of the individual salvation of the soul introduced the danger of individualism into Western thought. Dugin is careful here to emphasize his disagreement with this view. Despite its emphasis upon individual salvation, “Christianity did not destroy the communal spirit” as seen in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Dugin said. Rather than a creation of Christianity, liberalism is its perversion.

The descent of the Western Roman Church into liberalism followed the pattern of the promotion of nominalism by William of Ockham and the Franciscan monks in the late Middle Ages, which pattern Dugin said created a “proto-liberal anthropology, and proto-liberal society’’ culminating in its apogee, Protestantism. This Protestantism and its work ethic led to capitalism, as described by Max Weber in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1903), and to what Dugin called the creation of “a totally secular and hedonistic society.” This society in Dugin’s view has destroyed religion, ushered in a pure state of post-cultural degenerations, and is becoming a post-human technological world.

It was at this point that I suggested to him a reason for optimism: from a reproductive and demographic perspective, it appears that secularism may eventually wane as religious families have more children than do atheists. Dugin dismissed my optimism, however, calling it an example of Anglo-Saxon false hope that greater numbers by themselves will solve spiritual problems. Christians, he argued, should be focused instead on saving souls.

Dugin believes that Westerners in particular have an obligation to fight the force of the Antichrist—modernity—since it was the West that created modernity. He describes this fight as a spiritual war in which “we must not sell our souls to the Antichrist’’ but be willing to “fight until the end and to die to win with Christ.”

Aleksandr Dugin

The willingness to fight modernity is more important than the likelihood of victory, Dugin said. God “approves of us” and will save those who are tested in spiritual battle. This fight must be directed towards what Guénon called the “Kingdom of Quantity,” which Dugin said manifests itself today as “liberalism, LGBT culture, artificial intelligence, banks, and capitalism.”

Dugin’s dramatic religious statements certainly evoke millenarian ideas. In my opinion, however, they are the clearest examples of the power of the Christian faith that animates his radical political and spiritual philosophy.

Victory in this spiritual battle against modernity would lead the way to Dugin’s “fourth political theory,” which would supplant the three political systems of modernity: fascism, communism, and liberal democracy. The fourth theory would deconstruct each of these systems into only their positive elements, combinations of which would be moulded according to the traditions of each civilization. Politics in this system would be neither focused on individual materialism, class struggle, or nationalism, but rather what German philosopher Martin Heidegger called Dasein, or being in its particularity.

Because the United States controls overwhelming force in the world we live in a unipolar world. Dugin believes this hegemony must be broken up to allow different “poles” of world civilization. Examples would include the Islamic, Eurasian (Russian), and Chinese poles, with each embodying their own civilizational tradition. This multipolarity is an alternative to globalism; its will allow sociological diversity and end political absolutism in favour of cultural relativism.

Ukraine represents the liberal west, in Dugin’s view. This is perfectly represented in Dugin’s endorsement of an epistle, written by the devout Christian oligarch and media executive Konstantin Malofeev, which describes the Russian entry into the Donbass as “a new stage in the life of a Millennial Russia.” Malofeev goes on to describe Kiev as having been “taken captive by the forces of hell.” Based on this assessment, he calls the conflict a means of restoring historical justice in a “holy land for all Russian people,” which is the catalyst for “a new great Russia.” Following the publication of this letter, the U.S. Justice Department filed charges against Malofeev for trying, in violation of sanctions, to create new media outlets in several European countries. The FBI also issued a statement saying that Malofeev “continues to run a pro-Putin propaganda network and recently described Russia’s 2022 military invasion of Ukraine as a ‘holy war.’”

Malofeev’s letter demonstrates how Russians like Dugin view the conflict in Ukraine: as a holy war that will purge modernity from the Eurasian sphere and end what Guénon described as the Kali Yuga—the Hindu concept for a decadent age of strife and sin. It is this deep religious and spiritual motivation behind Russia’s campaign in Ukraine that has been dangerously overlooked by Western analysts and has forced them to misunderstand Russian motives.

To the extent that Dugin does influence Putin and other Russian leaders, that influence is deeply religious and frames events as a battle between the ideologies of modernity and traditionalism. The conclusion of this conflict will without a doubt have unimaginable consequences upon religion, culture, and geopolitics for years to come. Dugin’s philosophy is making its mark on the world, right before our eyes.

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  1. It’s true that “a remnant of Catholic traditionalists prefer the pre-Vatican II liturgy, disciplines, and sacraments,” but an even smaller remnant believes the pre-Vatican II liturgy, disciplines, and sacraments are the only valid ones, since a counterfeit church was created after the Judeo-Masonic usurpation of the papacy in 1958, leading to the unprecedented revolution in that counter-church in the 1960s until today.

    “…it was the West that created modernity.” More specifically, organized groups of people under the influence and power of Satan created (the evils of) modernity. See Pope Leo XIII’s traumatic mystical experience in 1884 in which he perceived that Satan was granted by Jesus “more power over those who have given themselves over to my service.”

    “This fight must be directed towards…liberalism, LGBT culture, artificial intelligence, banks, and capitalism.”
    The chief promoters of all of them are the occult Talmudic Judeo-Masonic powers (with emphasis on the former, which uses the latter merely as a useful and expendable tool).

    “…the conflict in Ukraine as a holy war.” See the excellent recent radio interview, “Christian Russia’s War against the New World Order has begun in Ukraine” at isoc.ws

  2. Great article. But it leaves out some key facts:

    *Rene Guenon, Dugin’s inspiration, recognized that while Christian civilization may be dead, Islamic civilization isn’t—that’s why Guenon converted to Islam.

    *Islamic eschatology, like Christian eschatology, agrees that we are in the age of Antichrist (Dajjal) and awaits the return of Jesus, the only true Messiah.

    So Dugin & co. might want to consider following Guenon and saving Western civilization by converting to Islam; failing that, they might at least recognize that the biggest and best-preserved branch of “Christianity” (people who accept Jesus as Messiah and await his return and push back against the Zionist/bankster Antichrist) are the Muslims.

    • Sorry, Kevin, we have puny brains and no one can claim that their conception of God is the right one and push it on others. That’s why so many Europeans came to this continent on the run from the religious pogroms that happened all over Europe. The last thing they want is a US “State Church” that tells people what to believe and how to think.

    • Tommy: “…no one can claim that their conception of God is the right one and push it on others.”

      Indeed, no one should push beliefs on others, but there is a conception of God that is the right one, because it has been revealed by God Himself. Everything hinges on whether Jesus is a liar, a lunatic, or Lord and Savior of mankind, the eternal Son of God who took on a human nature and willingly suffered and died so that our sins may be forgiven. Beginning with the perplexing and tragic human condition, the great Oxford scholar and leader of the Oxford Movement in the mid-1800s, John Henry Newman in his intellectual autobiography, Apologia Pro Vita Sua explains very well (and in very elegant prose) what is the most rational solution to the riddle of human existence, of physical and moral evil, and why it makes sense that there would be some means provided by God for having certainty about the most important things. erenow.net/common/apologia-pro-vita-sua/8.php.

      But keep in mind that Newman, who converted from Anglicanism after reading deeply in the early Church Fathers, is referring to the Catholic Church as it existed in his time, which is a different Church than what the world has seen since a takeover of its visible structures, a relatively little known fact precipitated by a takeover of the papacy by the Church’s traditional enemies and their Masonic assets in 1958: whitesmoke1958.com.

    • I think Guenon choose to go live in Cairo and become a muslim because the traditional environment was dead in Europe and he was all familiar with Islam, as he was with Vedanta tradition, and probably choose Egypt to be close to Europe. When he refers to Christianity it was about Roman Catholic Church and not Orthodox Church. As far as I know he never talk about Orthodox Church and probably was never interested or close to it to dare to talk about. The traditional enviroment on the Orthodox countries was alive at the time but amidst big difficulties from wars and comunism. Now things have changed for better, specially in Russia.

    • …and, by the way, Russia is one of the very few countries, if not the only one, where Orthodox and Muslims live in harmony with each other.

    • “Islamic eschatology, like Christian eschatology, agrees that we are in the age of Antichrist (Dajjal) and awaits the return of Jesus, the only true Messiah.”
      Rene Guenon‘s quote is contrary to what Scripture, the ultimate authority, says. If it’s contrary to what Scripture says then it must be disregarded—
      Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place… 3 Blessed is the one who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy and keep the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

    • Revelation 1:1, 3 states that the “things” in Revelation, including the appearance of the Antichrist of Revelation 13, his being thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone of Revelation 20 and the return of Jesus of Revelation 22, were to SOON TAKE PLACE because the time of the fulfillment of the prophecy was NEAR- and NOT 1,000’s of years into the future.
      Most Christians have been indoctrinated to believe that Satan is in control of what’s going on in this world today.
      Revelation 20:10 And the devil [Satan] who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast [the Antichrist] and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
      Revelation 1:1, 3 also states that another of the “things” mentioned in Revelation, Satan being thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, was to SOON TAKE PLACE because the time of the fulfillment of the prophecy was NEAR- and NOT 1,000’s of years into the future.

    • All things point to “Nero Caesar” (whose name written in Hebrew, an alphanumeric language, is 666) being the Antichrist of Revelation 13.
      Today’s Zionist/banksters are not the Antichrist of Revelation 13.
      Anytime you hear “Satan is in control of things” simply substitute “Satan” with “Zionist banksters” instead. It’s the Zionist banksters who are in control of things worldwide. It’s the Zionist banksters who own and control the USA and its government, politicians, MSM, colleges, professors, universities, pharmaceutical industry, etc.,… The same can be said for other countries worldwide that they have established their banks in.

  3. Mr Dugin’s view of the Apocalypse and belief we are living in the age of the Antichrist and that the force of the Antichrist is the West’s modernity is simply contrary to what Scripture says.

    Revelation 13:1 Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
    The possessive of the beast (the Antichrist) is “his” indicating the Antichrist was a man (and not the West’s “modernity”.
    According to J. S. Russell whenever John wrote that he “saw” something it is meant to be interpreted as what he saw in the vision, not in reality.
    The proper interpretation of “a beast coming up out of the sea” meant the Antichrist, who was a man, was from a foreign country.

    • Revelation 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who live on it worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the presence of people. 14 And he deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause all who do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a [m]man; and his number is [n]six hundred and sixty-six.

    • The proper interpretation of the “beast coming up out of the earth” of Revelation 13:11 is that the beast (the False Prophet) was also a man who came from Judea. It was he who exercised all the authority of the Antichrist and not the West’s modernity.
      Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place… 3 Blessed is the one who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy and keep the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
      Revelation 1:1, 3 states that the “things” in Revelation, including the appearance of the Antichrist, were to SOON TAKE PLACE because the time of the fulfillment of the prophecy was NEAR- and NOT 1,000’s of years into the future.

    • It’s unfortunate but not only has the Russian Orthodox Church been tricked into believing a false version of Christianity but mostly ALL other Churches are believers of the same false version.
      This is not by accident. This false version is the Judaizers’ version of Christianity. The attack on Christianity by the Judaizers began in the 1st century and continued throughout history leading up to what we have today. The Judaizers have used their false version to their benefit in the establishment of their kingdom of the world. Which is in opposition to God’s spiritual kingdom.
      Jesus said His kingdom is not of this world. The Judaizers’/Zionists’ kingdom is of this world.
      They’re attempting to finalize the establishment of their worldwide kingdom right now. And they have their duped Christians believing in them.
      It’s quite extraordinary to say the least.

  4. A seminal article, thank you VT. I agree with all of Dugin’s premises. I myself have searched for a community of like minded souls for a long time. When the study of PTSD was in its infancy, theologian Peter Marin helped found a therapy group of Vietnam veterans in a Christian context at San Diego State University. I don’t know what happened to that group, but it seemed to address the fundamental issues of PTSD. I would certainly add to its curriculum international law, particularly with its addenda derived from the Nurenburg trials, and the Geneva convention, essential to proper treatment of soldiers afflicted with PTSD. We need more articles of that nature which seek a profound transformation of our world from unipolar hegemony tainted with transhumanism to multipolar spirituality rooted in the sociocultural womb that gave it birth.

  5. Sad to say, but it appears that most Christians long for a war that will destroy this world and possibly even the universe. They think that as soon as that happens Jesus will return in a human form and rule from Israel in a restored Temple. At least most of them do believe the Mosaic form of worship ceased when that Temple was destroyed. However they have almost all been taught that Herod’s temple was not the third one. No mater that Christ made it clear in John 3 that they could both see and enter Gods kingdom and told Nicodemus back then how that was to happen over 2000 years ago. John the Baptist and Christ also warned them about what was going to happen in their near future. If Christians just believed what Christ taught it would be great. Yes, I do know there is no perfect Bible, but we do have enough to work with. I have over thirty English Bible translations and some of them have some good information in them.

  6. Interesting, it is said every philosopher of repute has a different angle. Some slight criticisms are that a living love for God cannot be stopped by modernity in and of itself, in fact we are told in scripture to preach the word according to time, place and circumstance. Granted we are living in challenging times but so was Israel two thousand years ago. The decadence being experienced in the western world is no doubt due to a spiritual vacuum in peoples lives which gives rise to Hedonism but to blame it on modernity, and to try to stop it is a fools errand. God is lord of all resources and as such they can all be used in His service, the computer and the plough, there is nothing inherently wrong with a sophisticated society, the idea that archaism is more religious is just odd. Sectarianism I would argue is a far greater threat than a wide eyed gay liberal, when various faiths begin to criticize each other the resultant blasphemies are far graver in consequence and may take thousands of lifetimes to recover from, whereas what can a gay man do to you? It was not long ago Russian orthodox priests criticized the Bhagavad Gita, what could be more catastrophic ? Rainbow men and modernity are not the only problem, religious zealots and self anointed gurus are far worse.

  7. “Dugin’s political philosophy is aimed at the creation of a multipolar world in which the U.S. is no longer the world’s sole superpower.”

    Back to the topic at hand, commenters. Problem is, there’s no way the Zionist cabal that controls the USA is going to let us go back to being a “normal” nation that works for a living and pays its bills. We’ve been deindustrialized, the dollar as a reserve currency is toast, and we’re $30 trillion in debt. Zionism longs for WWIII, a war that will totally reshuffle the deck and may be the end of humanity on the planet Earth. There is no other option at this point.

  8. Hubris, chutzpah, replacing reason, contemplation. We, the living machines of a dead space in a science predicting our every motion.
    But if you worship Mammon that is what you will collectively bring on.
    It’s the occupied territory of the mind where the isolated, dissociated will be “unencumbered” because, well,
    “If we invest billions in understanding our brain chemistry and developing appropriate treatments, we can make people far happier than ever before, without any need of revolutions”, ( advisor of Klaus Schwab and the WEF, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari).
    The administration of the systems of control, that’s where the power is.
    But one system in particular, the biochemical system.
    It’s not so humble beginnings are found at-
    The “Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge” founded on 28 November 1660, by a dozen “ingenious and curious gentlemen” at Gresham College, London who, after a lecture by Christopher Wren, the 28-year-old Professor of Astronomy, decided to found “a Colledge for the Promoting of Physico-Mathematicall Experimentall Learning.”
    Then again, always follow the money-
    The Royal Colonial Society, a group financed by London bankers who later centralized their world drug profits in the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank.

    London.

  9. 1. WHY ARE THEY AFRAID TO TOUCH THE TOPIC OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN EUROPE?
    THAT’S BECAUSE THEY ALL FOUGHT AGAINST US.
    EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS!
    The facts of history show that not only Germany attacked the USSR in 1941. The rest of Europe also attacked, with the exception of the Serbs and Greeks.
    The
    Spanish divisions and French legions, the armies of Italy,
    Romania, Hungary, Finland, parts of Czechoslovakia, Croatia, etc. were marching on the USSR.
    So, the Austrians stormed the Brest fortress
    , and the Romanians and
    Italians stormed Sevastopol.
    Even Albania sent the SS division “Skanderbey” to fight in the USSR.
    Romanians, Hungarians, Croats, Slovaks were eager to pinch off a piece of the USSR.
    In Guderian’s tanks, almost every second driver was a Czech. And all of them
    were more brutal than the Germans. The Hungarian punishers were not captured
    by Soviet soldiers.
    Just like in the Civil War, when they had already
    shown themselves to be monsters.
    Near Leningrad and Rzhev
    , the Dutch SS division
    “Nord-Land” was brutal. Italians, Spaniards, sixty
    thousand French volunteers from the SS division “Charlemagne” and
    security and punitive detachments, Swiss, Flemings,
    Valonians…
    Denmark and
    Spain sent its soldiers even without an official declaration of war

    In other words, at the time of the attack, constantly
    replenishing the “decline”, there were about a million soldiers in Hitler’s army
    of the allied countries of nazi Germany, which are now members of NATO.

    • 2. This is without
      taking into account the “sent Cossacks” or Khivi. It remains a historical fact — until
      1943, the numerical superiority in manpower on the Soviet-German front was constantly on the side of the fascist bloc states!
      Together
      with them
      , the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian divisions, formed entirely from traitors, or rather from traitors to the Motherland, fought against the USSR
      SS, SS division “Galicia”, Georgian, Turkestan legions, etc.,
      in total more than 400 thousand collaborators, of which the Ukrainian Khivi
      were 250 thousand. They were not considered prisoners of war, and after being caught
      they were court-martialed.
      The national composition of prisoners of war in the USSR
      in the period from 1941 to 1945 was:
      Germans — 2,389,560 people,
      Japanese — 639,635,
      Hungarians — 513,767,
      Romanians — 187,370,
      Austrians — 156,682,
      Czechs and Slovaks — 129,977,
      Poles — 60,260,
      Italians — 48,957,
      French – 23,136,
      Dutch – 14,729,
      Finns — 2,377, Belgians — 2,010,
      Luxembourgers — 1,652,
      Danes — 457,
      Spaniards — 452,
      norwegians — 101,
      Swedes — 72.
      At the end of World War II, up to one and a half million Europeans had been in Russian captivity (excluding the Germans).
      THAT’S WHY WE CELEBRATE VICTORY DAY ON MAY 9!
      AND THEY ARE ON MAY 8 – THE DAY OF RECONCILIATION AND MOURNING. They mourn their invincibility in an impenetrable anger against us!
      WE HAVE DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS AND REASONS.
      And we will never be friends, do not delude yourself and do not step on the same rake again and again.
      I don’t know who the author is, but our people are talented.

    • Yes, all true.
      Europe was conquered by Nazis pretty quickly.
      By 1940 France had fallen, you would think that would be end of it, as in WW1 if France had surrendered that would of been the end of that war quick.
      So all the conquered and “neutral” countries too, had a choice with their military aged males – to join the nazi militia in your neighborhood or face dire consequences.
      Thats how it works in wars and invasions.
      So lots of people did join the nazis, millions and millions of them, and they ALL invaded Russia. And they all got BEAT TO SHIT by Russia too.
      NOT beaten by USA and Britain, they were beaten by Russia so Russia their mortal enemy, and the “they” is ALL of Europe and thats how it is now.
      People do not know this in USA thats for sure. In USA we were taught it was the German army of very intelligent superior-race believing nazis who invaded Russia but there was an early winter and invasion got bogged down, through no fault of the nazis, and the Russians through sheer brutality and lots of vodka and millions and million of soldiers not allowed to retreat or gunned down by fellow Russians, marched into Berlin and knocked down the nazi headquarters, made Hitler commit suicide and that was the end of the nazis. No more nazis anywhere in world after that eh! (not)…..So thats what we were taught in US textbooks about WW2.

    • Notice in WW2 that Bulgaria never joined the invasion of the USSR, but now they are openly cheering for the destruction of the Russian Army and arming Ukraine. The Port of Varna is being used for heavy weapons shipments to Ukraine from the United States and NATO. Bulgaria is also repairing and maintaining Ukrainian weaponry. If it gets damaged in Ukraine, whether it’s a Ukrainian tank or an APC, they send it to Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian workshops patch everything up with American and NATO funds and send it right back to Ukraine.

      Bulgaria’s Deputy Defense Minister Yordan Bozhilov had a big celebration earlier when ‘Ukrainian Specialists’ arrived to help repair military equipment in Bulgaria.

      The Russians liberated Bulgaria from Turks and freed the Bulgarian People, and the Bulgarians have decided to show their gratitude by stabbing the Russians in the back in the typical Bulgarian fashion. Bulgarian Prime Minister Petkov is also probably in a back room somewhere with both Zelensky and Biden.

    • Konehead: we see the same about Ukie, now. I got the statistics about foreign mercenaries in Ukie state. I’ll post it today or, probably, tomorrow. I have hard last 10 days at work in Moscow – hydraulic test of the gas pipeline + lots of welding.

    • God bless Russia!
      Long life to Russians!
      So far as I know, the USSR did not use their own soldiers as Atomic Test guinea pigs, Andy. Only degenerate Yankee Admirals and others of their ilk in Western nations did that.

  10. Hey, look at me! I stumbled across Julius Evola so that makes me a Russian mystic who thinks you should reject modernity and institute a fascist state religion in the USA. Ebola hated Christianity because it preached a Gospel based on, “… the pre-eminence of the humble, the abject, and the miserable?” He wanted a muscular aggressive faith that gets to tell others what to believe and how to think.

    Thankfully, we have the First Amendment to the US Constitution which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Millions of Europeans fled Europe to avoid the Spanish Inquisition, the Thirty-Years War and the pogroms that took place all over Europe. So, no state church for me, thank you very little.

    • That’s the biggest problem with all church leaders. They believe their own bullshit and can’t understand how everyone else doesn’t. Of course, deep in their “souls”, they know the sacred mound they are standing on is sinking. Organized religion is basically a hoax which made it easy to incorporate as state religion.