An Unholy Alliance - Antonis Klapsis

An Unholy Alliance

By Antonis Klapsis

  • Release Date: 2015-05-27
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events


European far-right parties have developed close relationships with Russia, based both on ideology and strategy. These parties see in President Vladimir Putin the model of a strong, conservative leader who defends traditional values and opposes the decadent West. Since most far-right parties are at the same time anti-American and against European integration, they also see a close relationship with Russia as a necessary foothold in order to achieve the gradual disassociation of their countries from Euro-Atlantic institutions. The Kremlin views these parties as possibly being useful to expand Russia‚Äôs geopolitical influence. This unholy alliance should be emphasised and condemned more often in Europe.