On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Dr Robert Horvath [Twitter]. As well as being a lecturer in Politics at La Trobe University and the author of Putin’s Fascists: Russkii Obraz and the Politics of Managed Nationalism in Russia (Routledge, 2021), Robert has the distinction of recently having joined a list of 121 Australians banned from traveling to Russia by its Foreign Ministry because ‘Russophobia’. We spoke to Robert about his book, fascism and the far right in Russia and the war in Ukraine (and in doing so I’ve recalled having blogged at some length about the state repression of and murderous neo-Nazi violence being directed at anti-fascists in Russia).
See also : Putin’s fascists: the Russian state’s long history of cultivating homegrown neo-Nazis, Robert Horvath, The Conversation, March 22, 2022 | Russian neo-Nazi Ilya Goryachev was jailed for life for a string of hate killings in Russia, Emily Moulton, news dot com dot au, July 29, 2015 | I was on a Russian nationalist hit list, Alexandr Litoy, Open Democracy, July 2, 2015 | A Russian Neo-Nazi and Suspected Spree Killer in Serbia, Lily Lynch, Balkinist, August 27, 2013 | [For Dion] The life and death of Ivan “Bonecrusher” Khutorskoy | Anastasiya Baburova (30.11.1983–19.01.2009).
4.30pm, Thursday, June 23, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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• This post is dedicated to the memory of murdered anti-fascists Alexander Ryukhin (April 2006); Alexei Krylov (March 2008); Anastasia Baburova (January 2009); Fyodor Filatov (October 2008); Ilya Bondarenko (July 2007); Ilya Dzhaparidze (June 2009); Ivan Khutorskoi (November 2009); Stanislav Markelov (January 2009); Timur Kacharava (November 2005) and to all the other fighters, known and unknown, who’ve left us.