Alexander Porozhnyakov is a young, conservative grassroots activist in Russia. Heâ€™s been in the wider right-wing movement for a decade, which makes him a veritable veteran of right-wing Russian politics.
He runs a media project called â€œTsarâ€™s Crossâ€ that promotes Orthodoxy, Russian nationalism and criticizes Liberals in both civil society and the government. We met near the American Embassy, funny enough, at a very pro-Tsar and pro-White Russian Orthodox Church.
Alex, can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Alexander Porozhnyakov and I am a Russian patriot. My organization and I stand for a healthy, positive form of Russian nationalism that includes other nations who have been historically part of the Russian project. We believe in friendship with other peoples, but also the self-assertion of Russian identity. Russianness cannot be denied as a form of appeasement or misplaced politeness to others. I come from an Orthodox background and that means that I am for an Orthodox monarchy, which I believe is the only legitimate form of government for Russia and the only kind of government that can stand against the power of the globalist agenda. The way I see it, Democracy is just rule by those who have money, the capitalists. It is an inherently corrupt system, and we deserve to live in a Russia without corruption.
Put simply, I want an Orthodox dictatorship. Everything that runs contrary to Christian morals should be banned.