Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 17

Duma speaker Ivan Rybkin presented the firstRussian “Milestones” award to the late anthropologist Lev Gumilev, Moscowtelevision reported May 23. The son of two distinguished poets, Gumilevelaborated the modern version of Eurasianism which holds that Russia is aunique civilization superior to the West, and that intermarriage betweenRussians and other ethnic communities can lead to degeneration. That Gumilevshould be given such an award by the Russian legislature highlights the drifttoward extreme nationalism, even among nominally moderate Russian leaders.

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