Why is it so difficult for Germany to speak of a fascist Russia?

{Maidan protests in Kiev in 2014.} War and the politics of memory: Why is it so difficult for Germany to speak of a fascist Russia? [Originally published in German in Der Spiegel on 27th May 2022. Source: https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/ukraine-krieg-warum-faellt-es-deutschland-so-schwer-von-einem-faschistischen-russland-zu-sprechen-a-6511c1ca-e90b-4497-a88f-76d7453a244d Translated into English, added context notes in […] and emphasis added ie bold and underlined text.] [Start Read More …

Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism By Prof Timothy Synder

{image: Mikhail Nesterov: The Thinker (Portrait of Ivan Ilyin), 1921, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.} Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s Philosopher of Russian Fascism By Prof Timothy Synder. By Timothy Snyder. Introduction: Ivan Ilyin provided a metaphysical and moral justification for political totalitarianism, which he expressed in practical outlines for a fascist state. Today, his ideas have Read More …