Prof. Mark Bassin
Eurasianism, as Stephen Shenfield reminds us, means many things. Indeed, this is if anything an understatement, for the term has emerged as one of the most popular keywords available in the volatile ideological arsenal of post-Soviet politics. Popularity does not, however, necessarily enhance consistency, and this is certainly the case with Eurasianism. At the national level, a variety of very different Eurasian perspectives and doctrines have been articulated, by leading notables ranging from Evgenii Primakov to Gennadii Ziuganov and of course the omnipresent Aleksandr Dugin.