Anton Shekhovtsov

Anton Shekhovtsov

Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
(January 2016 – December 2017)

Project:

Russia and the Western Far Right

My research explores relations between various Russian actors and the Western far right. It provides a historical perspective, discussing the pro-Soviet or pro-Russian views of particular Western far-right activists, but its major focus is contemporary Russia. Initial contacts between Russian political actors and Western far-right activists were established in the early 1990s, but these contacts were low-profile. As Moscow has become more anti-Western, these contacts have become more intense and now operate at a higher level.

 


Previous stays at the IWM:
June–December 2014, Junior Visiting Fellow
20122013, Junior Visiting Fellow

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What Lessons Can European Leaders Learn from Trump’s Victory?

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As the news about the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections have shocked many in Europe, it is high time for European leaders to learn lessons from the outcome of these elections and – to quote Winston Churchill – not let a good crisis go to waste.
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The Warsaw NATO Summit and beyond

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Obama’s criticism and the embarrassing act of censorship of his speech notwithstanding, the NATO Warsaw Summit proved on balance to be successful for Poland’s foreign policy goals, as well as those of NATO’s other Eastern Allies, as they have managed to secure NATO’s increased presence on the Eastern flanks as part of a defence against, and a deterrent to, Putin’s Russia. Nevertheless, with the UK gradually losing its influence following the Brexit referendum and most likely leaving the EU within a few years, Poland and NATO’s Eastern Allies are losing an important ally that provided significant political support for these countries in the EU and NATO. Law and Justice may also face growing isolation on the European level, especially if it does not find an acceptable solution for the constitutional crisis and continues questionable practices in the media sphere.
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Was der Westen über das rechtsextreme Element des Euromaidan wissen sollte

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Viele im Westen stellen derzeit Fragen zur Beteiligung der ukrainischen Ultranationalisten an den Euromaidan-Protesten in Kiew. Manche angeblich linken Websites – wie zum Beispiel die „World Socialist Web Site“ – verbreiten dreiste Lügen über die Euromaidan-Proteste und die Rolle, welche die extreme Rechte dabei spielt. Diese Websites versuchen die russischen Imperialisten, die alles ihnen Mögliche tun, um die Ukraine ihrer bereits geschwächten Unabhängigkeit zu berauben, zu verharmlosen.
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Provoking the Euromaidan

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Far-right agents provocateurs have been infiltrating the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and provoking the police and protesters to violence. Anton Shekhovtsov reports
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White Power Music: Scenes of Extreme-Right Cultural Resistance

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This volume presents new analysis of the shifting phenomenon of White Power music. It offers a timely overview of how White Power music helps preserve ultranationalist and racist narratives, recruit young people to the extreme-right political cause, and eventually encourages violence against the alleged ‘enemies’ and ‘traitors’ of the ‘White Race’. To map this diverse …
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Ukraine: The Far-Right in Parliament for the First Time

The Parliamentary election in Ukraine has, as expected, returned President Yanukovych’s Party of Regions to power. It has also had one less predicted result: the first election to the country’s parliament of MPs from the ultra nationalist far-right. Anton Shekhovtsov looks at the rise of ‘Svoboda’ (Freedom).
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Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Valery Anashvili

    Philosopher; Director, Center of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences, Moscow State University; editor-in-chief, Logos, Gaidar Institute Press, Higher School of Economics Publishing House, and RANEPA’s Delo Press

    Guest
    (January 2017)
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  • Chiara Bonfiglioli

    Newfelpro post-doctoral Fellow in History and Gender Studies, Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Ekaterina Borozdina

    Senior research fellow in Sociology, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Andrew Brandel

    PhD in Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – March 2017)
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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Evgeny Dobrenko

    Professor and Head, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies; Co-Director, Prokhorov Centre, University of Sheffield

    EURIAS Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Walter Kemp

    Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

    Visiting Fellow
    (November 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Erika A. Kiss

    Associate Research Scholar, Director, University Center for Human Values Film Forum, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Piotr Koryś

    Adjunct Professor of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

    Bronislaw Geremek Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Bilyana Kourtasheva

    Post-Doc in Theory and History of Literature, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – January 2017)
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  • Marta Králiková

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Comenius University, Bratislava

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – May 2017)
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  • Piotr Kubasiak

    PhD candidate in Catholic Theology, University of Vienna

    Bronislaw Geremek Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian novelist

    Sheptytsk’kyi Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Jan-Werner Müller

    Professor of Politics, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Ingo Petz

    Freelance journalist, author, Berlin

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow´
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Andrii Portnov

    Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – February 2017)
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  • Leyla Safta-Zecheria

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Ranabir Samaddar

    Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group

    Guest
    (January 2017)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

    Ukraine in European Dialogue Visiting Fellow
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Ondřej Slačálek

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás

    Professor of Philosophy, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (January – July 2017)
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  • Alexandra Yatsyk

    Director, Centre for Cultural Studies of post-Socialism, Kazan Federal University; Visiting Researcher, Сentre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Yulia Zhuchokova

    PhD candidate in World Politics and International Relations, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – March 2017)
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Former Visiting Fellows and Guests

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