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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Is Alexander Dugin really the new sage of the Kremlin?

Fred Weir of The Christian Science Monitor seems to think so. Read "Moscow's moves in Georgia track a script by right-wing prophet: Is Alexander Dugin really the new sage of the Kremlin?" The Christian Science Monitor, September 19, 2008.

Whether or not Dugin is the new sage of the Kremlin, he is making a bigger mark on the internet and the press, according to Google Trends.

Searches for "Dugin" in Latin script above, and press mentions below:












Many of these searches are coming from the United States, but--interestingly--more are coming from Turkey.

Searches in cyrillic, however, have peaked, and press mentions go up and down:


Of course, the big question now is how Dugin's politics relate to his Traditionalism. I haven't had any contact with him since 2006, but my view would be that Traditionalism is still an important part of his motivation and analysis.

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