What is Russo-Nazism
By Alexander Gofen
(Alexander Gofen is a retired mathematician, commentor, and publisher, The Judeo-Christian).
First, in order to clarify terminology, we distinguish the benign Nationalism vs. malign Nationalism or Nazism.
Benign Nationalism, similar to patriotism, is good and necessary for preservation of own people and own nation. Nationalism is benign and good as long as it does not pit one people against the other, does not resort to violence and lawlessness against others, nor does it engage in wars and aggression against other nations.
On the contrary, Nazism (as in Germany under Hitler, but not only there), while setting a valid goal of common good for own people, pits one people against others, resorting to violence up to extermination of other peoples. Nazism justifies and engages in aggressive wars against other nations.
The mindset of certain segment of citizenry in Russia during its history may be characterized as Russo-Nazism, which has particularly developed in the last 20 years. Judging by polls, about 70% of the citizenry approve of the Putin's imperialist policy and aggression against Ukraine.
The main concepts of this policy are well expressed in this sermon by an Orthodox priest. The sermon exemplifies the preaching of the Russian Orthodox Church which blesses Russia for wars against the same Orthodox Christians in Georgia and Ukraine, while whitewashing and glorifying Stalin!
The most recent program revealing the essence of the Russian imperialism and nazism is the statement by Тимофей Сергейцев, "What should Russia do with Ukraine" .
These concepts are...
Long before the liberation coming with the "Perestroika" in the end of the 1980s, the USSR had been on a special mission too against the rest of the world, though it was spreading communism (rather than the special "Russian spirituality"). Whichever the mission, here is a list of aggressive wars by USSR/Russia only in 20-21st centuries:
Having deep roots, Russian imperialism only changed its colors: from the "proletarian internationalism" during the USSR to the contemporary Russian Nazism.
True, some internal policies of Russia are good, such as bans on propaganda of sodomy and transgenderism. This good, however, cannot justify the evil and war crimes committed by Russia in an aggressive war on Ukraine and other unfortunate neighbors.
1. Тимофей Сергейцев, "Что Россия должна сделать с Украиной" (What should Russia do with Ukraine). April 3, 2022, РИА Новости.
https://lebed.com/2022/8345.htm ; the source https://ria.ru/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html