Ultranationalist Alexander Dugin has been described as “Putin’s brain”. Photo: Moscow City News Agency/AFP
Ultranationalist Alexander Dugin has been described as “Putin’s brain”. Photo: Moscow City News Agency/AFP

How ‘Putin’s Rasputin’ Alexander Dugin changed his mind about China

  • The Russian ultranationalist was once hostile to China and wanted it to be ‘dismantled’ but has since come to admire it as a rising anti-Western force
  • The assassination of the pro-Kremlin philosopher’s daughter Darya has thrown a spotlight on his extreme nationalist views and hostility to the West

Ultranationalist Alexander Dugin has been described as “Putin’s brain”. Photo: Moscow City News Agency/AFP
Ultranationalist Alexander Dugin has been described as “Putin’s brain”. Photo: Moscow City News Agency/AFP
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