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    His wife has also got Canadian citizenship afaik, so she will probably not go back to Russia for more than a holiday. She's actually part Georgian and hence isn't considered white by everyone in the alt-right scene:

    As a fellow Russian immigrant, I was also interested in what led her to marry a man who dreams of “an ethno-state that would be a gathering point for all Europeans,” especially since many of his followers would argue that Kouprianova’s Georgian roots would somewhat preclude her from his so-called “new society.”

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    How much trolling do you get on a daily basis? You said you get trolled a lot from both liberals and self-proclaimed Neo-Nazis, how so? How does your Georgian ancestry play into some of the trolling you get from the right-wing?

    If there were no real-life repercussions, online “trolling” could even be called “amusing.” After all, there are days when Liberals smear me as a “Nazi White Supremacist,” while self-described “National Socialists” call me a “non-white Communist” at the same time, presumably because I’m ethnically ~1/4 Southern European (Georgian). Most amusing of all are pro-immigration feminist Liberals who suspend their own values with xenophobic and misogynistic “Go back to Russia, mail-order bride!” slogans.

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    Do you think your being Russian has any relevance to why Richard Spencer wanted to marry you? Did he have any particular interest in Russian history or politics? Or do you think you just got along well for other reasons and things would have progressed in the same way if you were, say, Swedish or of some other European descent? What is it that drew you to him?

    No. Richard is a well-educated, well-read person, which means that his knowledge of Russian history and culture is above average. However, he does not have any particular interest in Russia beyond this general knowledge base. Our initial communication relied on the fact that we had similar interests in literature, theater, art, travel, politics, and a similar educational background in the humanities.
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    How is his attitude toward women? I ask because there’s this interesting Rolling Stone piece, which says, “Spencer tends to see women as manipulative figures who are best when submitting to Alt-Right virility. Women, he tweeted during the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Trump, ‘should never be allowed to make foreign policy. It’s not that they’re ‘weak.’ To the contrary, their vindictiveness knows no bounds.’ Over drinks, he suggests that most women secretly crave Alt-Right boyfriends because they want ‘alpha genes’ and ‘alpha sperm.'” To you think this is a fair assessment of how your husband views women and sexual politics? Do you believe that a woman could or should ever be president in America?

    Some of these comments are obvious trolling.

    One of the main arguments that mainstream feminists use is that greater female representation in politics would give this realm more feminine, nurturing, peaceful qualities. However, looking at recent exemplars, such as Madeline Albright, Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power, and others, and their complicity in the destruction of ex-Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, demonstrates that women—or, at least, these particular women—are no less warlike in positions of power than men.

    That said, I prefer female rulers along the lines of Catherine the Great of Russia, even though I realize that we tend to romanticize the past.

    Certainly, if an exceptional woman is qualified to be in a leadership position, she may become president in the U.S. and elsewhere.
    https://observer.com/2017/09/intervi...chard-spencer/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtengel View Post
    His wife has also got Canadian citizenship afaik, so she will probably not go back to Russia for more than a holiday. She's actually part Georgian and hence isn't considered white by everyone in the alt-right scene:
    https://observer.com/2017/09/intervi...chard-spencer/
    lol.
    Weirdly enough, she appears to have influenced his views more than he did hers. He's made pro-Soviet statements on twitter and in interviews quite a few times, going as far as to deny the Holodomor and praise Stalin

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    Richard Spencer’s Wife Launches GoFundMe Page to Leave ‘Abusive Marriage’

    Nina Kouprianova, wife to the alt-right’s de facto leader Richard Spencer, launched a GoFundMe page this week to cover her divorce proceedings. Established to help Kouprianova gain full custody of her two children, the campaign follows last week’s Huffington Post report detailing graphic abuse allegations against Spencer.

    “I have received several anonymous donations from kind-hearted strangers and several more donations from friends and acquaintances,” Kouprianova told Observer. “It is particularly heartwarming to get help from those who do not have much money themselves yet are ready to give the proverbial shirt off their backs to help out a woman in a difficult situation.”

    In a court affidavit filed last June, Kouprianova accused the white nationalist of assaulting her while she was pregnant, and engaging in emotional, financial and physical abuse. In text messages provided to the Huffington Post, Spencer told his wife, “I hope you kill yourself. I would actually respect you.”

    Spencer did not respond to Observer’s request for comment.

    Speaking with Observer, Kouprianova noted that litigation in a high-conflict divorce can become very expensive and that she does not have the same resources as Spencer’s family—who receive millions of dollars in federal funding for operating 5,200 acres of cotton and corn fields in Louisiana. It is very common in these types of situations for the party with deeper pockets to drain the resources of the opposing party as a strategy by, for example, filing needless motions that require a response.

    “Attempts by certain Richard Spencer supporters to portray me as a ‘gold digger’ cannot be farther from the truth,” explained Kouprianova. “This divorce case is about custody/visitation as well as child support, which the non-custodial parent is required to pay by law in any state.”

    Kouprianova’s campaign has currently raised just over $4,000, but not without consequence; on Tuesday, she tweeted out a screenshot of a death threat made by one of Spencer’s followers. Kouprianova hopes GoFundMe can obtain the IP address of who sent the email and ascertain whether it came from anyone related to the divorce proceedings.

    “As Richard Spencer’s politics became more extreme, so did his private life,” reads the campaign. “This was a marriage filled with emotional abuse and domestic violence, including an assault when I was pregnant with our first child. Saying ‘no’—whether about minor household issues or major ideological questions—had serious consequences.”
    https://observer.com/2019/01/richard...orce-gofundme/

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    Think this is about dear ol' Dickie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Etain View Post
    lol.
    Weirdly enough, she appears to have influenced his views more than he did hers. He's made pro-Soviet statements on twitter and in interviews quite a few times, going as far as to deny the Holodomor and praise Stalin
    The only thing that ever seems to have interested Spencer is getting attention. He's a weak-minded fool who doesn't have the life experience to be a spokesman for anything. Having a lot of money and a big mouth does not make one a "leader." Wearing a vest and smoking a cigar does not make one a "traditionalist." He's a joke and always has been.
    Most people think as they are trained to think, and most people make a majority.

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