Project Russia is a handbook on the geopolitical situation and Russia's best methods to survive the challenge of the 21st Century as the authors understood them in 2005. It was released without copyright and has yet sold over 3 million copies. It is on the recommended reading list for all Russian Civil Servants. Published in English for the 1st time, it can now serve as an Anglophone "window" into the elusive essence of the Russian strategic thought process in the Information age.
Part “white paper”, part manifesto, the scope of the work is an unapologetic exposure and a hearty rejection of the full paradigm of “Liberal Values” which were the lasting result of the “Enlightenment”, It outlines a plan of defense against the insidious methods employed by the directors of the not-so-hidden hands seeking to direct World affairs. If the reader counts himself as one of those conservatives whose idea of the “good old days” is a mere rewind to a few years back, you will find that the original authors understanding of the problem is not one of returning to the scenery that may have existed within living memory, but bringing back the metaphysics and virtues of an entirely different epoch, not merely to freeze society at an arbitrary date in time, but to secure society’s development for an enduring future.
The authors describe Russia’s opponent frequently as the United States, but most often as simply “The Adversary”, “The Enemy” or, when being specific about the root of the matter, some variation of “The Markets”, which in certain contexts has a meaning closer to Russian phrase “Supranational Syndicate”, which we have used in all places the context permits, retaining references to the “market” where applicable. If the reader is familiar with the “International Capital” of the Classical Marxists, the ‘Globalists” of the MAGA talk-radio crowd, “The Crown”, “Phoenician Navy”, “Bloodline Families” as named by critics from other parts of the Anglosphere, Quigly’s “Anglo-American establishment”, or the “Zionist Money Power” often j’accuse’d by present day acolytes of a certain Austrian Painter, then the reader can be assured that the authors are exploring the actions, tactics, and motivations of an often named, rarely pinned-down, shadowy group that has recently become less and less capable of hiding itself in the shadows. Spoiler alert: it’s Satanic.
What is contained within is a unique blend of history and metaphysics that gives the authors’ solution to how Russia can continue to resist, survive, and thrive despite being under the assault of the minions of the “Supranational Syndicate”. Which details of a given aspect of this syndicate the authors are aware of (besides naming the usual suspects like the media and billionaires like George Soros), however, can often only be gleaned by that most Russian of interpretive arts, “reading between the lines”. Despite the fact that we should assume that only “declassified” information is permitted to be released to the public, many subtle and not-so-subtle breadcrumbs are dropped, and the reader should not discount a crumb or two of disinformation here and there. One question hinted at in the text is whether this shadowy power is becoming ever more visible (through it’s almost countless NGO’s, think tanks, and “captured” organizations) because they are working on borrowed time due to Imperial overreach or whether this phenomenon is due to its actual leaders having a self-image so confident in its success that it no longer sees the need to hide itself. The original authors are in no way conveying a sense of unease about this, having identified their adversary, the struggle is then portrayed as an equal contest, “From now on, we know what we want. The adversary knows what he wants. Before that, we were in unequal conditions: he saw his goal, we didn't”.