A cooperação que vem de longe, promete animação.
Europe-watchers understood immediately that the new leftist Syriza-led government in Greece could shatter the European Union’s fragile solidarity condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine.
But recently leaked e-mails are revealing some of the extent and duration of Syriza’s ties with Kremlin-connected Eurasianist ideologue Aleksandr Dugin and Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev, who is believed to have bankrolled much of the separatist movement in Ukraine.
Anton Shekhovtsov, a researcher who studies far-right politics in Europe, says that sympathy for Russia by Syriza and its coalition partner, the right-wing Independent Greeks party, goes far beyond the norm for Greece. “Pro-Russian sentiment is quite widespread in Greece overall,” Shekhovtsov says. “But these two parties — their foreign policy is overtly, openly pro-Russia. And the fact that the new government’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, his first contacts were with the ambassador of Russia in Greece, that means probably they will be trying to establish more significant cooperation with Russia.”
Griegos Independientes, el aliado de Syriza en el Gobierno, destaca por su radical discurso contra alemanes, inmigrantes y judíos.
Lecture of Alexander Dugin held in the University of Piraeus (Greece), Department of International and European Studies. The lecture took place the 12th of April 2013 in the context of the Russian Foreign Policy course.