INFLUENCE: Alexander Dugin, known as “Putin’s Brain”
Vladimir Putin’s puppet master: The Kremlin’s REAL driving force revealed
VLADIMIR Putin’s grip on the Kremlin is down to a background figure pulling all the strings, experts have claimed.
By Tom Fish /
And the Moscow State University professor has earned an even more unsettling nickname – “the world’s most dangerous philosopher” – due to his numerous controversial opinions.
Dugin harbours bizarre anti-scientific views, including a call for the ban of chemistry and physics, saying: “If we want to liberate ourselves from the West, it is needed to liberate ourselves from textbooks on physics and chemistry.”
And he even wants to ban the internet – an anti-technological view stemming from his desire to hasten the “end of times” with all-out war.
“Putin is everywhere, Putin is everything, Putin is absolute, and Putin is indispensable.”
His most popular ideologies is his “Fourth Political Theory”, which would create an entirely alternative political model, set against “progress” of world history as it is.
This vision calls for a plurality of world super powers led by the Eurasian Union (former Soviet Union territory) – a theory popular with conspiracy theorists worldwide, who sense a trend towards the creation of a world government led by insincere globalist elites wishing to subjugate the people to their corporate needs.
“There are no more opponents of Putin’s course and, if there are, they are mentally ill and need to be sent off for clinical examination”
Again, Russia’s recent takeover of Crimea and further designs on Ukraine appear to be a logical part of such a plan.
After Turkey shot down a Russian warplane along the Syrian border in 2015, prompting “World War III” to trend on Twitter, the firebrand philosopher used his contacts in both countries to form a backchannel that helped Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan end an increasingly dangerous feud.
The son of a Soviet military-intelligence official, Dugin says being independent makes him an effective go-between in matters of state.
The 55-year-old rabble-rouser, blacklisted by the US for aiding the insurgency in Ukraine, has no official post.
But he has advised a member of Putin’s inner circle and written a textbook on geopolitics that’s been used by the military.
He has said: “I can talk to people like an official can’t, a diplomat says what he’s told. What does a military man say?
“Even less – and an intelligence officer? Nothing at all.”
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“The beard and the wild staring eyes also give him the look of a Russian mystic, leading Western journalists to see him as some kind of modern-day Rasputin figure.
“The Putin regime is essentially pragmatic and is not one that is susceptible to outside influence, especially from marginal figures such as Dugin.
“Putin has been happy to promote a strong sense of Russian nationalism and national identity throughout his third term and into his fourth but this is more to do with mobilising support for his regime rather than because he follows a fixed ideology.”