The Modern Racism of the Post-Soviet States

August 21, 2019

It should be recognized that there is a significant difference between European and post-Soviet right-wing radicalism. The difference between these two strands of radicalism is that the post-Soviet radicals are a large systemic element in the political structure in many countries of the former...

Is the Latvian Government About to Settle the “Russian Issue”?

January 24, 2019

In Latvia, the Russian linguistic minority is faced with a choice — either accept the rules of the nationalist game or emigrate. On April 2, 2018, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis signed amendments to the education law that would effectively put an end to all Russian-language schooling in...

Why Is Russia Not Stepping In to Protect its Compatriots Abroad?

July 26, 2018

By dismissing the possibility of sanctions against countries that adopted discriminatory measures against their Russian-speaking minorities, Putin essentially rejected aggressive foreign policy.  On June 7, 2018, Vladimir Putin confirmed on live television that Russia does not intend to enact...

Right-Wing Radicalism in the Post-Soviet Space

April 10, 2018

Radical nationalism has long been a state ideology in some of the countries that once comprised the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The ideology of the radical right is becoming increasingly popular across Europe. In the West, one key reason is the rapid change in the demographic picture as...