The most comprehensive answer to the question: is Russia a fascist state?
In his article «We Should Say It. Russia Is Fascist», American historian Timothy Snyder urged that «[…] today’s Russia meets most of the criteria that scholars tend to apply. It has a cult around a single leader, Vladimir Putin. It has a cult of thedead, organized around World War II. It has a myth of a past golden age of imperial greatness, to be restored by a war of healing violence — the murderous war on Ukraine». According to Mr Snyder, it is necessary to openly call the Russian regime fascist because then the world will know what he is dealing with.