Katehon is a Russian righ-wing think tank owned by oligarch Konstantin Malofeev. Its official headquarters is in Moscow. The main task of this think tank is the international coordination of the dissemination of neo-Eurasian propaganda by the right-wing philosopher Alexander Dugin. Word “katechon” came from greek Christians and literally describes a figure or a state with a mission to prevent the final triumph of evil in history and the coming of the Antichrist. Katehon prevents Antichrist from coming to our world. Dugin believes that Katehon is Russia.

The members of the Katehon [Board of Directors]( are Ortodox entrepreneur Konstantin Malofeev (President), philosopher Alexander Dugin, economist Sergey Glazyev, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Co-chairman of the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Andrey Klimov and monarchist Zurab Chavchavadze.


The Katehon Center (Catechon, ὁ κατέχων) brings together leading contemporary Russian thinkers, public and political figures, historians, philosophers and economists who are staunch supporters of the Conservative Turnaround and the Imperial Renaissance of Russia.

The Centre aims to develop a visionary, political, diplomatic, economic and military strategy for Russia’s future, based on the principles of greatness, profound civilisational sovereignty, a regenerated identity and inclusive social justice.

The figure of Katehon in political philosophy and theology is the point of intersection of the main themes of human history: religion and politics, spirit and power, idea and matter, inner and outer, time and its end. Katehon is the one who keeps mankind from being swallowed up in chaos and in a whirlwind of irreversible catastrophes. This is the task of the Church, of religion and faith; this is the supreme purpose of state and power, this is the vocation of the Empire, uniting spirit and power.


Katehon was founded by Konstantin Malofeev in 2016. It should not be confused with the eponymous ‘Catechon Intellectual Club’, founded in 2000 at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences by the philosopher Arkady Mahler. Katehon was involved in Russian defamation interference in the 2016 US election campaign against Hillary Clinton (“Pizzagate”). In August 2020, the US State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) published a [report]( on Katehon’s propaganda and disinformation campaigns. It is claimed that these campaigns mainly target socially marginalised groups (“marginalised elements”) in Europe. Katehon [returned]( to posting texts in Russian after these events.

**International ties**

At first Katehon website published in five languages: English, Spanish, French, German, and Arabic and was clearly aimed at a Western audience. Russian texts were rare. Dugin’s texts were [translated]( for the English-language Katehon website by Nina Kouprianova, wife of American AltRight activist Richard Spencer.

Journalists from the right-wing extremist political monthly in Germany and the mouthpiece of the right-wing populist party “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) Compact [published]( on Katehon. In particular it was an aide of AdD spokeperson Markus Frohnmaier Manuel Ochsenreiter.