Meet the most dangerous man in the world!
"Meet the most dangerous man in the world"
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With his unkempt beard, an obsession with the mystical and the occult, and a powerful hold over Russia's autocratic leader, it isn't hard to see why Aleksandr Dugin is likened to a modern-day Rasputin.
The ultra-nationalist, ultra-conservative philosopher has a considerable profile in Russia, where he is known as 'Putin's brain', his writings and utterances providing an ideological veneer for the president's cynical power plays.
Beyond his country's borders, he has been a less familiar figure - but that is now beginning to change, both as Vladimir Putin's actions become increasingly reckless, and as Dugin himself becomes a guru for far-right activists in the West.
Of course, his distinctive appearance, and unmistakable likeness to the 'Mad Monk' who bewitched the family of Russia's last Tsar, have helped considerably in this. Dugin is, though, far from being 'Russia's greatest love machine'. Born in 1962, he is in a long-standing, apparently stable marriage to fellow philosophy graduate Natalia Melentyeva and has two children.
Dugin and Putin's views are rabidly anti-Western, anti-liberal, totalitarian and socially backward, with an oddly obsessive focus on homosexuality. Both are fervent proponents of expanding Russia's power in pursuit of these ideas. They exult in the use of underhand methods or military force to do so.
Alexander Dugin is peddling a rehashed version of the fascist ideology that once led the world into catastrophe. But the substantial influence Dugin exerts over ultra-powerful people like Putin and, indirectly, Trump, makes him a frightening figure.