Opinion Putin's Not Post-Communist, He's Post-Fascist

Some like to idealize Vladimir Putin as the ideological successor to the left-wing Soviet leaders, but that's sheer nonsense. His speeches offer clear evidence that his points of reference originate in fascism.
Russian President Vladmir Putin: "Death is horrible, isn't it?"

Russian President Vladmir Putin: "Death is horrible, isn't it?"

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Jan Fleischhauer is the author of SPIEGEL ONLINE's weekly conservative political column.
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