Russia from the Outside: The European Far Right looks East, 1991-2021
Join roundtable from the series "1991-2021: Thirty Years After"
Far Right Parties across Europe have had an ambiguous attitude towards Russia. If,throughout the 20th century the far right tended to see Russia as a bulwark of communist and/or Jewish conspiracy, following the collapse of the Soviet Union the attitude has been more ambiguous. For example, one section of the far right in Poland, which intensely romanticises the interwar Polish republic and mourns the loss of the eastern borderlands tend to have a rather positive image of Russia and its historical role in the borderlands, and often find a common language in their strong condemnation of Ukrainian nationalist war-time atrocities against Poles. Other countries have other sets of perceptions.
In this roundtable, speakers from Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland will talk about the views of Russia from their own national contexts. Additionally there will be a presentation on how Russia is viewed by the Identitarian movement of the far right in Western Europe.
• Tomasz Kamusella; University of St Andrews, UK
• Nina Paulovicova; Athabasca University, Canada
• Jose Pedro Zuquete; Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
• Andreas Umland; Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Organizers and moderators:
• Mark Bassin; Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University, Sweden
• Per-Anders Rudling; Associate Professor, Lund University, Sweden
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Meeting ID: 659 1247 4764