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The man described as Vladimir Putin's "Rasputin" said a nuclear apocalypse at the hands of Russia is likely, claiming that the West "underestimates" the nation.
Putin made a worrying TV address yesterday in which he threatened the West with nuclear annihilation, prompting fascist friend Alexander Dugin to warn that Moscow was "undoubtedly" considering pressing the big red button.
Speaking about the possibility of a nuclear attack, Dugin said: "Likely? Yes, probably. Is anyone in Russia considering this possibility? Undoubtedly.
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"Russia could resort to nuclear weapons in other situations, since for Russia, both state and people, losing a war would mean total annihilation, and not just a severe but still tolerable defeat, which could be overcome, the nuclear scenario cannot be discarded.
"The West clearly underestimates this probability, considering it a bluff."
The comments come in response to a TV address made by Russian despot Putin, in which he announced a "partial mobilisation", a conscription programme that would see thousands of Russian civilians sent off to war, and threatened the West with nuclear armageddon as the war in Ukraine continues.
Putin said: "Today our armed forces are operating across a frontline that exceeds 1,000km, opposing not only neo-Nazi formations [in Ukraine] but the entire military machine of the collective West."
He added that he had plenty of weapons at his disposal and wasn't afraid to use them.
He said: "If the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, we use all available means to protect our people. I'm not bluffing."
Dugin said that Russia's war in Ukraine was turning into a world war and predicted there were only three possible outcomes to the invasion.
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The first was the defeat of Russia, which he said would be a disaster both for Russia and the rest of the world.
"It would mean not only the end of the regime, but the end of everything and everyone. It is essentially a scenario for the end of Russia, Finis Rossiae.
"If our retreat begins, everything will fall, for both external and internal causes."
The second possible eventuality was "nuclear apocalypse".
He added: "The second scenario is a nuclear apocalypse. It is possible that Moscow, which is beginning to lose seriously, will decide to use nuclear weapons.
The final outcome, he said, was a victory for Russia, which would result in the creation of a “religious and spiritual” empire – and mean that time was up for the West.
"The third scenario is the most important," he added.
"In Russia, a revolution is taking place from above. Putin, who has already broken with the West, turns this total and irreversible rupture into an ideology, a course, a strategy and the sole guideline of existence.
"All compromises are abolished, Russia is openly becoming a people's empire with a marked religious and social (anti-capitalist) ethos. Liberalism and Westernism are banned.
"The state and the people regroup and the special military operation is transformed into a popular holy war. To be or not to be. That moment has arrived".
Dugin made headlines last month when he lost his child in a car bomb thought to be intended for him.
The political philosopher also referred to as "Putin's brain" for his influence over the dictator, was seen holding his head in his hands after he witnessed his daughter Darya Dugina, 30, killed instantly after a car bomb exploded near a village on the outskirts of Moscow.
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