The National Bolshevik Party
, , also known as Natsbol
) is a Russian political party
dedicated to National Bolshevism
. The NBP is a prominent member of The Other Russia
coalition of opposition parties. There are also smaller NBP groups in other countries.
In Russia, the organization has been banned, and has never been officially registered as political party. Since being banned, its membership has declined. The NBP's preferred political activity has consisted of direct action
stunts, mostly against prominent political figures.
Its official organ is the journal Limonka
(Лимонка). The name is a play of words on Limonov
and is idiomatic Russian for grenade
. It was forced to change its name after the authorities banned it for "promoting extremism and hatred". The main editor of Limonka for many years was Alexei Tsvetkov
The National Bolshevik Party advocates the creation of a Russian-dominated empire
that would include all of Europe
, as well as northern and central Asia. It is vehemently opposed to American foreign policy, and believes that a Eurasian
empire would be an essential counterbalance to capitalist
global domination. However, when Aleksandr Dugin
left the NBP to create his own party called Eurasia, the NBP lessened the emphasis on a geo-political agenda in favor of a national one, concentrating on the defence of Russian minorities in the former......