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Russian Ultra-Nationalism: A Monster of Moscow’s Making

Nov 4, 2016 | 09:18 GMT
Russian Ultra-Nationalism: A Monster of Moscow’s Making
Russia's far-right groups have metastasized, and some are now out of the Kremlin’s control. In this photo, activists blockade the doors of a gallery hosting an exhibition by U.S. photographer Jock Sturges.
(ANDREI BORODULIN/AFP/Getty Images)

By stoking these long-dormant sentiments, Putin has managed to shore up his power base and create a moral mandate for Moscow's domestic and foreign policy. Whereas the West could once accuse the Soviet Union of being a "godless nation," the Russian Federation can now claim to have God on its...

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