What  "Eurasia" is all about - 
everyone (for the moment?) understands its own way
 
by Andrey Levkinmailto:levkin@smi.ru  SMI.ru    24.04.2001
On April 21 in Moscow the Constituent congress of the new all-Russian political social movement "Eurasia" was held. According to its leader Aleksandr Dugin, the initial goal of the movement is to act at the level of world-view - spreading the eurasist ideas in the society. The treatment of the initiative by the media widely varied.

It is usually very convenient to analyze the press, skipping the reports from the information agencies. There the reporters write down what comes quicker, and immediately pass over what they have written down. So texts from different agencies are almost identical to each other. While the press, appearing the next day or on Monday or Tuesday (if the events happened on a holiday), will already give a spectrum of the differing  perceptions of the fact.

In the case about Dugin, the differences began already at the level of agencies. Actually, only RIA Novosti  and ITAR-TASS reported about the "eurasists" in the same day of their congress .

Here is how TASS told this story:

MOSCOW, April 21. /Corr. ITAR-TASS Elena Dorofeeva /. The creation of the new all-Russian political social movement  " Eurasia " was announced at a press conference by its leader, the philosopher Aleksandr Dugin. The constituent congress will be held in Moscow on April 21. 
According to Aleksandr Dugin the initial aim of the movement is to act at the level of world-view:  to spread the eurasists idea in the society. " If we should, eventually,  take part in the elections of 2003, we will not act as a separate organization, but in a bloc with pro-presidential forces ", -  said Aleksandr Dugin. 
In the opinion of the leader of the movement, " eurasism is that national idea which corresponds to the interests of all ethnoses, cultures and peoples of Russia ". Equally unacceptable was called by Dugin the return to communist and nationalist slogans. The founding-fathers  of the eurasist movement are considered to be prince Nikolay Trubetskoy and the philosopher Lev Gumilev. As to the sympathies of movement in the sphere of foreign policy, his leader considers it necessary "to support those forces which  act against the process of "american-way globalization"
Present at the press conference was mufti Farid Sulman - representing mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin -  who stressed: " the movement "Eurasia" is our answer to the supporters of satanic wahabism, which  has taken roots all over the country and even in Moscow ". 
In the opinion of the representative of the chassidic leader  Berl  Lazar, rabbi Avrom Shmulevic, the principle of eurasism  is the most rational.
According to the chairman of the organizing committee of "Eurasia"  Petr Suslov, branches of the new organization already exist in 52 regions of the country and gather about two thousand activists ".

And here comes RIA Novosti:

" April 21. /Corr. RIA Novosti Arina Dovgan /. The constituent congress of the new all-Russian political social movement "Eurasia" was held on Saturday in Moscow. As the correspondent of RIA Novosti reports, the organization is headed by Aleksandr Dugin. The congress was opened by the notes of the Russian national hymn. The presidium of the congress included  representatives of the Russian Orthodox church, the mufti of Ingushetia, scientists, veterans from the special services and the juridical bodies. 
As the motto of the movement the participants to the  congress chose the words of Vladimir Putin :    "Russia is an eurasian country ". 
As Dugin remarked, to the creation of the new movement  contributed all those who support the thesis that " the principle of the eurasian community is the  " blossoming complexity " ". The ideology of the movement, as he said, " was gained from the best men of Russia who founded the eurasist world-view, among them Lev Gumilev  ". 
The main  idea of the hour-long report of the head of the movement  was the thesis that " Russia and the West represent different civilizations, the contradictions between them exist for a very long time and will never disappear, but the  fundamental law of geopolitics is " either us, or them ", as " there cannot be any merger with the Western world , and that's why the West turns an evil look upon us". 
The meaning of the activity of "Eurasia"  was defined by Dugin as " not to go to power, but to struggle for influencing it ". In particular, the movement is going to offer the president of the Russian Federation a project on the settlement of inter-ethnic conflicts by " uniting the fundamentalists, that is the true believers experiencing the uniqueness of their faith ". 
As the basic source of all evils Dugin  called "  the atlantist factor ". As he said, there are " factual evidences that CIA employees  work now within the Chechen opposition ". 
As a conclusion Dugin declared to look with optimism to the future of the movement "Eurasia". First, he explained, " with the coming of  Putin a sign of the magic stick turned on the green light to the development of the eurasist initiative ", secondly, "Eurasia"  is many-dimensional - to it belong  Russians and Tatars, young people and militaries ", and finally -"Eurasia" first of all, is here to stay ". 
The congress also elected  the members of the Political Council of the movement, approved its Charter and accepted its resolution  ". 

The difference between the two messages is visible enough. In the ITAR-TASS version  "Eurasia" emerges as  a pochvennik, conciliatory and rather quiet  formation. In the version of RIA Novosti a quite decisive operational vector is supposed. It will suffice to compare the TASS version to the words of mufti Salman, that "the "Movement" Eurasia " is our answer to the supporters of satanic wahabism, which  has taken roots on all country and even in Moscow "; and the RIA communicate to the passage about  "Eurasia"  " going to offer the president of the Russian Federation a draft on the settlement of interethnic conflicts by " uniting the fundamentalists, that is true believers experiencing the uniqueness of their faith ". 

Surely, the newspapers on Monday displayed an even greater inaccuracy of judgements.
"Nezavisimaya Gazeta" on 24 April, in the person of Grigory Nekhoroshev ("The "Eurasists"  decided to lean on Vladimir Putin ") very stylishly  had a good time:

" The delegates and visitors to the constituent congress of the All-Russian political social movement 
" Eurasia ", being held on Saturday, were welcomed in the hall by two huge bands on a green background - " Russia is an eurasian country. V.V. Putin "  and" Eurasia above all ".
Aleksandr Dugin, philosopher, geopolitician and advisor of the chairman of the State Duma - so was stated on all documents -  opened the works with a forty-minutes report. He stated that since the beginning of reforms in the Russian Federation, unfortunately, prevailed atlantism, the absolutely unnatural ideology, hostile to us, of despiritualized and individualistic americanism. As he said, during the Yeltsin years some attempts could be seen " to depart from this disastrous atlantic path ". But " the true victory of the eurasist idea was the Putin leadership ". " We totally, radically support the president. Therefore we are the total, radical centre ", - thus defining the political collocation of the movement, Dugin also hinted that the turn towards eurasism in the government's ideology  has taken place with his own close involvement. Therefore the overall goal of  the movement is to keep proposing new eurasist projects to the authority. After Dugin, a not much shorter report was heard from the Supreme mufti of Russia Sheyk-ul-Islam Talgat Tadzhuddin. He remarked that for the true muslims of the country the present " homeland is Rus' ". And all inter-ethnic and inter-confessional conflicts are arranged by " those who live on the islands. There is always something that is not good enough for them, and it is necessary to arrange press campaigns and something more to put an end to it ". However Tadzhuddin remarked under a roaring applause that " today in England of 50 millions people five are muslims. Good landing ".
A brief salute to the congress was sent also by the Highest rabbi of Russian Federation Berl Lazar. A more significant compliment to the congress came from the leaders of the Israeli organization " Bead Artzein ". In their message they said  that americanization and despiritualization - deriving from the former - stand among the major enemies of Israel. The leaders of " Bead Artzein " complained that they could not attend the congress, as Saturday is the holy day for the jews. Criticism to the address of atlantism and western humanism was also expressed in the greeting speech of the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, father Vsevolod (Chaplin - SMI.ru), chairman of the committee on foreign church relations and secretary of the Russian staroobryad church of the Ezery.
Very originally designed were the programmatic documents of congress and the digest of works " Eurasism: theory and practice " - on their title pages and covers appeared the portrait of the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and his words: " the charge which eurasist ideas bear in themselves is especially relevant today, when we establish genuinely equalitarian relations among the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States".  Further the portraits of Sheyk-ul-islam Talgat Tadzhuddin and Aleksandr Dugin with their statements.
In the programmatic documents it is affirmed: " Neo-eurasism had a huge influence on political parties and movements of modern Russia. In the programmatic documents of " Unity ", KPFR, OVR, LDPR, the movement " Russia ", and many other parties and movements there are significant eurasist elements ". There is a grain of truth in it. The leader of "Eurasia" Aleksandr Dugin has gone a long way: from the circle of the so-called sexual mystic Yuri Mamleev, through Dmitri Vasilev's "Pamyat", to the direction of the National-bolshevik party (NBP) of Eduard Limonov, to advisor of the State Duma. Some time ago he was member of the political council of the organizational congress of the movement "Russia" under the direction of Gennady Seleznev. He prepared for "Russia" the constituent documents, but at the last moment did not take part in the management of the movement.  Dugin also participated in the creation of "Unity". With the help of the original NBP organizations in the places where they had quit Limonov together with him.
Some original members of the NBP have now become representatives of "Eurasia". In total "Eurasia" has 51 offices. The leaders of the sections  were also  the delegates to the constituent congress. The most young representative  - Igor  Nikolaev from the Republic of  Sakha-Yakutia - read to the  congress a report made, as he said, " at a school scientific -practical conference " about how he understands eurasism: " Individualism, independence of the judgments are the features of Europe, but not for us! Love for the parents, obeyance are the features of Russian people ". The representative from Chelyabinsk Mr. Palkin  stated that his region is in a way the centre of eurasism, as in its area the tracks of Zoroaster are found, and scientists consider that exactly there " was born Zarathustra ". He remarked that in  the Chelyabinsk university four years ago was opened the faculty of Eurasia and the East, where the life and works of Aleksandr Dugin are matter of teaching. " Our teacher and organizer has a great future ", -  concluded Palkin. The congress unanimously  elected Dugin as the chairman of the political council of the movement. In it were elected representatives of the movement of the veterans of subdivision "Alpha" and chiefs of Moscow "Temp-banka" . The congress passed then to the club " Honour and dignity ", which is controlled by the members of "Alpha". In the Central council were elected representatives of culture:  publicist Avigdor Eskin, writer Yuri Mamleev, tv journalist Mikhail Leontyev, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan Dmitri Ryurikov, Talgat Tadzhuddin etc. Then a banquet was held. In the foyer were sold the works of Aleksandr Dugin, Friedrich Nietzsche's " Thus spoke Zarathustra ", books by Julius Evola and Ernst Junger ".

" Komsomolskaya Pravda " (Oleg Rashlov " In the fight against the enemies - atlantists -  eurasists have risen as one ") of April 24 too had its fun, but - well, how to say - not so stylishly, although on full screen. 

" The birth of the next socio-political movement for Russia is not a rare thing. Especially in spring, when  activity gets tougher. In this sense the constituent congress of the new movement " Eurasia " was rather springlike. 
In a hall, books of Nietzsche, Brzeszinski and about the history of religion were sold. In the smoking room a young man, dry as a bogomol, with a Gide-like beard,  excitedly whispered in the ear of a young stout bloke: 
- You need urgently to clean your astral, right here... 
The bloke looked around frightened. Were it not for the envoys of religious confessions - devout muslims led by sheyk Tadzhuddin, orthodox priests and even one buddhist with a naked arm, - one might imagine whatever. In the smoking room, where the delegates chatted, I have learnt a lot of useful things. For example, that "Eurasia" is not simply a screen for money-washing, " as all remaining parties ", but a movement of a new kind with a very strong world-view basis. The essence of eurasism was explained  to me by a young guy in boots and kosovorotka, tightened with a rope. 
- Everything is clear, - said he with fervour, adjusting his glasses with a broken bar, - the West is dangerous to mankind. And Russia has risen on a traiectory of blindly copying western values. Now the time has come to shake off this garbage - either us, or them! 
As it appeared, "they" are the atlantists (to not confuse with sionists). Such, as Kozyrev, " who  surrendered everything  possible to America ", Borovoy, Novodvorskaya, Kiselev and its NTV-6, " "which  propagandize the western way of life ". But their time is out. And consequently "Eurasia" led by its leader will support the power in all. I shyly asked, who is this courageous man who is not afraid to challenge the artful atlantists? The guy looked at me, as being autistic. 
- You don't know Dugin?
I felt ashamed. 
Dugin resulted to be the assistant to duma speaker Seleznev on geopolitics. For a long time this mighty mind was the ideologist of popular-patriotic front. Now Dugin is a radical centrist and supports Putin. 
Therefore red banners could not be seen in the hall. From the speakers kind patriotic songs reminded  that " spetsnaz is always ready ", and on walls hung simple slogans, painted on green . For example, " Russia - Euroasian country (V V. Putin) ". By the way, the quotations of VVP were literally printed on the programmatic documents of new movement - had he read them, he would be surprised. Aleksandr Dugin  appeared to be the man in black, with a rich beard. His speech, opening the congress, simply swept all around with his intellectual power. As to me, being far from metaphysics and physics on the whole, this sentence of the leader was for some reason remembered: " The domination of atlantist ideas led to the marginalization of the ideas of the eurasists ".
After Dugin a young activist from Tatarstan spoke, complaining that the ideas of atlantism in his republic are very strong. Then the congress as died away - it became clear that the new movement is not crowded with charismatic leaders. 
I was tormented by a question: if the atlantists are guilty of all Russian misfortunes, how to struggle against them? 
In the crowd hastening to the banquet I found my informator with the broken bar. -  There will be no massacres, - he comforted me passingly, - the atlantists will die out as a consequence of the eurasist reforms. 
As to the banquet, it was not bad: appetizers, fruits, champagne. According the organizers, the money to all this eurasism was provided by private sponsors. Without the latter, we all know, political struggle is now impossible ". 

Two relatively similar materials, apparently, should fully assess the trend in the perception of "Eurasia" as such and of Mr. Dugin in the given historical moment in particular. But no...

" Moskovsky Komsomolets "  did not report about the congress of "Eurasia" , but on Tuesday 24 wrote that: 

" The right to change the internal borders, written in all Constitutions of the  USSR - Russian federation,  until now did not find any real concretization. And at last the Ministry of the Federation  decided to amend this omission. The bill " About the borders of entities of Russian Federation and the rules of their revision " is now being studied by the Ministry of Justice. But instead of a happy forecast - at last we shall untie all territorial units - analysts prophesy almost civil war... "

That is, a hint just to the fact some of the analysts on the given issue belong to us. Three were found in the state:: Ramsan  Abdulatipov (chairman of the Association of the peoples of Russia, representative of the Saratov region in the Council of the Federation), Konstantin Zatulin (head of Fund for the regional presidential programs) and - Aleksandr Dugin (defined by the newspaper as the head of Centre of geopolitical expertise of the expert-consultative council on  national safety issues). Here is what he said: 

" The concept of "border" is very relevant, and the inacceptance of the law " About the borders of the subjects of the Federation " is actually very dangerous. The now existing borders are very vague, moreover, we do not have borders coinciding with ethnic divisions, and this contributes both to weakening the vertical line of power, and to the rising of separatist  and autonomist tendencies. As far as I know,  there are now some concrete bills " About the borders ". For example, a project aimed at preserving the number of the subjects of the Federation; the project of eurasian federalism, according to which as the subjects of the Federation should be considered not the territories, but the peoples. However, for the moment it is difficult to say which one of the projects will be given preference in the end ". 

So it is not surprising that " Novye Izvestiya " (" Natural losses " - " Teleweek with Elena Katsyuba ")  on April 24 considered the eurasist constituent process much seriously and with extreme nervousness :

"... Were precisely designated in the past week also the contours of the new official ideology. On Saturday, as though passingly, but very significantly the " Eurasist union " informed about the congress of the new organization ". Not to forget about geography, I clarify that " Eurasia " in this case is not the continent, but actually Russia. For this geopolitical phenomenon among the people and  elsewhere too, there is an ironical term, which seems to me more appropriate, - " Asiopa ". At the head of the brand new union stands some Dugin, respectfully called as philosopher. Dugin's philosophy is a widely minced geopolitical meat-loaf in the style of the Third Reich slightly seasoned by some mossy pan-mongolism. To add  greater weight to the event a sentence by Putin, extracted from the context of the speech, appeared on the tv-screen: " the Eurasian space of the Russian Federation ". And here is  the basic idea expressed from the tribune of the asiopean congress: Russia stands in the Eurasian space hostile to the West; the West was, is and will be hostile to Russia, fecondated by the beneficent coming of Gengis Khan. It is not a parody from "Smekhopanorama", it is a self-parody of  ideology by new fangled politicians (or of politics by ideologists). Another thesis sounded even more ridiculous, that thanks to Gengis Khan  in Russia was spread a fruitful muslim influence. But Gengis Khan never professed Islam. His beliefs and moral code did not envision any other virtues, except for universal compulsory military service and bestial cruelty in relation to the defeated. 
... How far is the power ready to go in the infringement of our rights and freedom? As far as we allow. That is indefinitely. We alarmedly watch the TV, and the power attentively watches our reaction to its ideological occupation. They dissolved NTV - 56 % are "for". They dissolved "Segodnya" - nothing happened. They devoured "Itogi" - everything quiet. The power is sure that the less the existing freedom, the more vertical will be the line of power. That may be so, but such method is similar to a systemic application of heavy narcotics - at first cocain, then heroin, and then to the cemetery, to the garbage heap of history. 
The present period of Soviet "break-up" covers a decade. The joke says that without freedom we lived one thousand years, and with freedom only ten. The power and the people are pulling to narcotic illiberty... "

There is still " Vremya novostey " (" Geopolitics for the president ", Mariya Nikiforova), on Monday 23, but it is boring enough overall, with the sole novelty about Brunei:

" The camp of the supporters of the president has been replenished with the movement " Eurasia " led by geopolitician Aleksandr Dugin. Speaking at the constituent congress of the organization, Mr. Dugin stated that " the movement is formed in support to presidential reforms, but in a non-conformist, creative way "." We see ourselves as radical centre, because we act for total support to the president, as against all those centrist organizations which criticize him even more ", - Mr. Dugin stressed. 
The necessity of creating the movement, according to Mr.Dugin's words, stems from the fact that Russia 
" in the given historical moment has its own special path, in many respects founded on eurasist values ". All the more so, since the present government of the country, as he said, " at the waving of the magic stick step-by-step moves on to eurasist positions ". " With the coming of Putin there occurs a new landmark, the president in Brunei stated that Russia is an eurasian country, and even if the president did not develop this concept, we realize what all this means ", - Mr. Dugin reported. 
For the president too to understand, "what it means", the movement "Eurasia" is going first of all " to influence the power ". As Mr. Dugin said, "we must delegate to the president, to this fatal event represented by Putin, our own operatings" ".

Just in the aftermath of the initiative, on Saturday 21, the reporting about the congress was realized by NTV (in the program "Today"):

Speaker:... Today in Moscow the new socio-political movement "Eurasia" expressed its support to the president. It is curious, that its leader not much time ago was the major ideologist of the radical national-bolshevist party. The reporting by Anton Grushin.
Correspondent.: Today Vladimir Putin has found a new ally. After the pro-presidential "Unity", the decision to openly back the Kremlin was stated by "Eurasia". The new socio-political movement does not put before itself local tasks. As its leader - the philosopher Aleksandr Dugin - says, "Eurasia" will  deal exclusively with world-views, that is to spread the eurasist ideas on all Russia.
Dugin: The main principle of eurasist philosophy is the blossoming complexity. The blossoming of Rus' came in that moment, when this complex and autonomous ethno-cultural ensemble of Rus' was joined  by most powerful civilization impulse of the Tatars. Here is the foundation of the eurasist philosophy, that the Russians are not, say, an ethnic and racial community having some kind of, so to speak, monopoly of statehood. 
Corr.: The founders - Centre of geopolitical expertises and the social fund "Unification" - deal with contributing to the peace and co-operation in the Caucasus. The new pro-presidential ideology should be simple and clear - the major slogan of the congress is " Eurasia above all ". The leaders profess ideas of centrism and derzhavism and declare that the West will not help us, as everyone should understand. 
Dugin: Our concept of national safety is already included in the basic principle of eurasism. 
Corr.: Muslim representatives at the congress especially remarked that " the creation of "Eurasia" is our answer to the supporters of satanic wahabism, which has taken roots all over the country and even in Moscow " (end of the quotation). "Eurasia" is ready to participate to the 2003 elections not as a separate organization, but in a bloc of pro-presidential forces ".

Strange correspondent, acting as if he himself had just left the session. Or simply he has not yet learned how to ask questions to the interviewee...

Let's remind that the quoted newspapers were out on Tuesday - in other words, the authors of the articles were more busy on how to describe the score, rather than how to play it (with the  exception of  "Novye Izvestya"). As a matter of fact, the score is really being played, one more example of this will be given a little further -  now a little more about how to play the theme as such.

However, there was still an issue on the eve of the event. Already on April 20, on Friday, it was made by "Kommersant" (" Eurasia Uber Alles ", Igor Maltsev):

" Tomorrow in the club " Honour and dignity " is held the constituent congress of the socio-political movement " Eurasia ". It becomes the first organization made out of brain activity by the known Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin. 
About the eurasist offensive a press conference was held in the reunion hall of RIA Novosti.  Besides Aleksandr Gelevic Dugin himself  there were present rabbi Avraam Schmulevic, the mufti from Tatarstan Farid Hzrat Salman and former military Petr Suslov. The manifest of the new movement is modest: " Eurasia above all ". To the question about what is Eurasia above, the founding-father Dugin briefly answered: " Above unipolar globalization, the concerns of the different peoples, the concerns of Islam, the private interests of the minute people and above class and social categories. That is Eurasia should be a common measure, not subject to doubt ". It was necessary to agree, since it is impossible to doubt. 
In a programmatic text, prepared for the journalists, Aleksandr Dugin often repeated the formula "our-president-Vladimir-Vladimirovic-Putin" and expressed hope that Russian national idea at last is revealed: it consists in eurasism. Because the liberal-democratic alternative of development in Russia all the same has not taken roots and even became the reason of many misfortunes. Eurasism, as it follows from the programmatic documents of "Eurasia", considers as the global enemy the  US with their American way of life. America imposes to us a " neon-light disintegrating ", and to this we must resolutely say "no". It is clear why good roads, clean toilets and the best cinema in the world are in contrast to bad roads, dirty toilets and dying cinema. Only it is not clear, why Eurasia should use the second set.
" They want to erase all the differences between the peoples and cultures, leaving only decorative signs. It is a giant experiment on cultivation of the new man. Eurasism means the coexistence of various cultures and religions without the well-known  melting pot ". The major charge to  americanism and globalism is such. That is, the multi-cultural America with its peaceful co-existence of religions and cultures is but the invention, let's admit it, of the writer Pelevin. And eurasism as the idea of Sacred Rus' (the former idea of Great Russia) all the same will triumph, in spite of the intrigues of internal enemies - Yavlinsky, former NTV and other wahabites, to which musims and jews invited in "Eurasia" do not have good relations. " The idea of eurasism is now rapidly spreading in Israel ", - said rabbi Abraham Shmulevic with confidence, without detailing to what part of Eurasia this Middle Eastern country refers. 
The philosopher Dugin  answered a question about the source of the money for the organization of the movement: " It is offered by private persons who are included in our ranks. Though, given the speed at which the eurasist idea is seizing a mass of regional businessmen, soon all financial questions will be over". Fifty-two regional organizations have already been created, and by Saturday they might become 56. The founders affirm that, despite of such public appeal, the movement does not plan yet to participate to elections. As well as the philosopher Dugin, the movement created by him is quite satisfied with the role of an ideological reserve for the power. And in the long term - its new ideological department ". 

So, here's the play around the theme... The Dugin case is almost laboratory. In the informational space - well, let's call it this way - an essentially new concept is thrown (in this case, the previous history of Dugin and the same eurasists - as emigrants, to kill whom GPU was necessary , - we shall leave this aside, this history will be hardly claimed by the present political field, and in itself such evaluation is more provocative than adequate). Accordingly, the new concept can be interpreted by everyone, as he pleases, according to its own purposes. Certainly, this history can be played differently, but - in case Dugin played his own game (and would't he wish to be  the Major Ideologist in a country where " Love to the parents, obeyance are features of the Russian people " ?) - so you see,  they too can play different tunes.

And they already have. "NG-religion" [Nezavisimaya Gazeta], asks " Does the patriarchy support radical sionism? The constituent congress of new movement " Eurasia "  urges to reflect upon this question ",  Maxim Savchenko (the paper edition is published on Wednesday):

" Among the others, also sounded  the greeting message from the Israeli movement " Bead Artzein ". Let's remind that it gained notoriety as an organization invoking total war against Arabs and muslims in the territory of Palestine. Its members are so radical by words and deeds, that even the Israeli justice condemned some of them for the profanation of muslim sacred places and vandalism against muslim tombs. The message was signed by the leaders of this radical nationalist sionist party rabbi Avrom Shmulevic, the "political emigrant" Avigdor Eskin and the journalist, editor of the Internet - version of " NG " Aleksandr Sherman. The movement " Bead Artzein " was introduced to the congress as one of the major collaborators of "Eurasia" on the side of judaism and " Israeli traditionalism ".
And here it is high time to put a number of questions concerning
a) the Moscow patriarchy,
b) mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin,
c) the administration of the president of Russia.
It is clear that the idea of the Israeli-Russian symbiosis, repeatedly echoed in the Russian mass media by the representatives of radical sionist groups (Eskin, Shmulevic), finds support among those people who would like gain the favour of Israeli hawks, destroy the inter-confessional peace in Russia and cause its clash with the Islamic world. At the congress they were represented by ORT conductor Mikhail Leontyev, who once referring to the  "peace process" in the Near East said: " It is impossible not to understand where the  "peace process" leads to - the Israeli Khasavyurt, and why the present ruling regime is so much struggling for it, almost in a self-denying way. It is so self-denying, that practically with its own hand it organized the assassination of the premier Rabin to show that all opponents of the peace process are scum, terrorists and zealots " ".

Interesting about Dugin as such:

" The movement "Eurasia" was created (with the  support of  second line political technicians) by the former co-founder  of the National-bolshevik party, one of the ideologists of Russian eurasism, singer of the state security services, author of the textbook " Foundations of Geopolitics " and divulger of Guénon, Evola  and Haushofer - the politologist Aleksandr Gelevic Dugin. He is the son of a Cheka cadre, knows various foreign languages and is personally familiar with many bright figures of the so-called " Black international ".

In what consists the problem for Shevchenko?

" The Patriarch often showed support to the Palestinian government, declaring himself concerned by the massacre of the Arabs in the cities occupied by Israel . The Russian Orthodox Church is interested to maintaining good relations with Arafat and his circles (in the territory of the Autonomy is located the main share of its properties). At the same time, official employees of the Patriarchy (on behalf of igumen Ekonomtsev acted Valery Shlenov) enter the leading organs of the movement "Eurasia" together with  people convicted even by the Israeli state for anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab terrorist blows.
Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin, attacking wahabites and radicals, being muslim, also sits in the presidium of the movement, where there are people that profanated a muslim relic. Let's remind that the same Mr.Avigdor Eskin paying hommage to the congress  was convicted by the Israeli court for instigation to throwing pork heads on territory of Al-Aqsa mosquee and profanation by pork remnants of the tomb of a dead fighter of the Palestinian Resistance movement, which radical-sionists and their friends in the Russian media call no differently than "terrorist". Really mufti Tadzhuddin solidarizes so much with a similar position?
Dugin expressed total unconditional support to president Putin, called the movement as "radical centre". Moreover, he declared support to the president even in those areas where his acts may miss the ideological principles of the movement.
But does Putin, or at least the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, support a  movement whose activity puts into question the authority of Russia's involvement in the role of co-sponsor of the peace process in the Near East? "

It is interesting that here Shevchenko by default believes that Putin will accept the support of "Eurasia". And here is the conclusion:

" I have decided not to go deep into discussing the concept itself of "eurasism". Lately there has been (not in the last instance due to Dugin's efforts) a lot of "theoretical arguing" about it. One can talk about about a "uniform Tradition ", about the opposition between "atlantists" and "eurasists", and about a "solar Euroasian KGB, which will open the dawn of a new aeon" (as Dugin wrote in "Zavtra").
But to anyone unbiased and familiar with the history of the USSR it is obvious that this political doctrine has arisen in the '20s in the heads of then political intellectuals from GPU as a means of levying troops among the emigrants' intelligentsia, longing for the homeland.
Say, there is a great country on the great spaces of Eurasia controlled by the wise leader and opposing the treacherous Entente. This country "pardoned and calls". Is it necessary to say that almost all the founders of "eurasism" were swept away in the camps' dust?
Already then the emigrants who were not trusting GPU promises said that "eurasism"  is deciphered as "the sense of the historical existence of naive Asians formulated by the clever Jews "".
Similarly, today's reality confirms the ironical conclusion of the people living in the '20s ".

That is, once again  sionists are guilty of everything... Here, certainly, there is a turn: by the irritated reaction of Shevchenko, the idea, on the whole, looks promising (otherwise why being so stirred?), but here comes the jew...
 

P.S. As Mr. Sherman, mentioned in Shevchenko's articles, was once writing for SMI.ru, I asked him about some details of life mentioned in the article  (about what brought him to "Eurasia", I even did not start asking - if he wants, he himself will write). So, concerning " the Israeli movement " Bead Artzein " ", which, according to Shevchenko, "gained notoriety as an organization invoking the total war against the Arabs and the muslims in the territory of Palestine", it resulted  that " Bead Artzein " (" For the Homeland") never called to war against Arabs and muslims, and became known due to the demonstration in defence of Kokonov (a partisan convicted in Latvia). Actually, there have been no other actions, though demonstrations of solidarity with the people of Yugoslavia and TSADAL (army of southern Lebanon) are promised.
As to Eskin, he faces accusation not of "throwing a pork head", but of "instigation to arson" (army headquarters of one Israeli organization, it seems). The charge of profanation is deleted. The charge of arson was based on that he "did not prevent, knowing about the intent". The witness for the prosecution was only one - the arsonist
But the most interesting thing that emerged is that Shevchenko himself was not at the congress... From "NG" - according to Sherman - there was only the head of NG information department, but Shevchenko was not there (Sherman would have noticed him). However, there was the son of Dzhemal, a friend of his. He probably retold everything.

That's all, actually, about the way  "the question of information" is played.
 

© MASS-MEDIA RU, 2000. 




NOTES

Pochvenniki - Reference to a Russian current of thought of the 1860s advocating the return of the litterate  society towards the people (pochvy, from pochva = soil, land) in its religious and ethical sense.
Unity (Edintsvo) - Political party formed in support of then acting president V.V.Putin.
KPFR – Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
OVR – Otetchestvo-Vsyo Rossya. The party of Luzhkov and Primakov, now allied to Edinstvo.
LDPR – Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, lead by Zhirinovsky.
Rossiya – Political movement founded by the speaker of the State Duma, Gennady Seleznev, member of the KPFR.
Pamyat – Patriotic Nationalist right-wing party.
NTV, TV6 – TV networks formerly belonging to the oligarchs and media-tycoons Gusinsky and Berezovsky
Spetsnaz – Russian special forces.
Segodnya, Itogi – newspapers belonging to the same groups as NTV and TV6. Together they mostly represented the pro-american “fifth column” within the Russian mediatic space.
Derzhavism – Policy of state power.
Khazavyurt – The reference is to the peace accords signed in 1996 between the Russian Federation and Chechen independentists, generally considered as a Russian defeat. 

 
 

 
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