The website for electronic petitions change.org published the demand of the students of leading Moscow higher education institutions to the leadership of the Lomonosov Moscow State University to fire the odious “philosophers” Alexandr Dugin from the leading university in the country. The reason were his militaristic statements regarding Ukrainians.
The authors of the petition think that “‘professor’ Dugin’s public activities are discordant with the post he holds in the system of public education, damages the image of Russian science and the status of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. As such, during his latest statements, professor Dugin expressed direct calls for murder, claiming that this is his position as a professor (‘As a professor, this is how I think’).”
Philosopher Sergey Datsiuk published a statement earlier, with which the authors of the petition completely agree:
“On May 6th of 2014, in an interview to the agency Anna-News, professor of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Alexandr Gelievich Dugin, while describing the so-called inhumanity of the Ukrainians, called for their murder. Literally, during the 18th minute of the interview, he stated, implying the Ukrainians, the following: ‘Kill, kill, kill. There should be no more talking. As a professor, this is how I think.’
- How does Dugin’s statement as an MSU professor accord with the statute of the MSU and its positioning in the social space of Russia and the world?
- Is Dugin really an MSU professor and if yes, will he remain a professor after this interview?
- Is Dugin’s position the official position of the MSU, do all the MSU professors share such a position?”
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina