Anton Shekhovtsov: Pro-Russian “National-Bolshevik” alliance in the European Parliament
On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament adopted the resolution “On Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries and in particular destabilisation of eastern Ukraine“. 437 MEPs voted for, 49 – against, and 85 abstained. The analysis of the vote against the resolution (see below) reveals the formation of the far right/far left alliance in the European Parliament, and this “National Bolshevik” alliance is likely to grow stronger after the European elections in May 2014. The progressive forces of Europe should be worried about the rise of the far left as much as they are worried about the rise of the far right.