Fascist Russia?

The Kremlin plays a dangerous game by pandering to far-right hate groups.

Twenty years later, at least half of that apocalyptic vision has come true. Russia’s liberals have indeed failed; Russia is now ruled by an authoritarian clique of former KGB men. And Belov may also have accurately foreseen the triumph of the far right. On the surface, a decade of high oil prices has brought ordinary Russians rising living standards and a semblance of political stability. But even the Kremlin’s closest allies fear that when oil prices eventually fall and the tide of easy money recedes, the ugly reality of an angry, fascist Russia could be revealed.

Why the Kremlin Aids the Rise of Russia’s Far-Right Hate Groups – The Daily Beast