Anton Shekhovtsov

Anton Shekhovtsov

PhD in Political Science

Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
(January 2016 – July 2018)


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