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Alexander Andreyevich Prokhanov (Russian: Александр Андреевич Проханов; born on February 26, 1938 in Tbilisi) is a Soviet and Russian writer. He is a member of the secretariat of the Writers Union of the Russian Federation and the editor-in-chief of ultra-nationalist newspaper "Завтра" (Zavtra - Tomorrow).
In the nationalist press, he has been referred to as the "leader of the patriotic opposition".
Until 1970 he worked as a correspondent for the newspapers Pravda and Literaturnaya Gazeta in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Angola and Ethiopia. He was the first to report on the March 1969 events on Damansky Island during the Sino-Soviet border conflict. In 1971 he published his first polemical books: "Иду в путь мой" (I Am Going on My Way) and "Письма о деревне" (The Letters about the Village).
In 1972 Prokhanov was accepted into the Writers Union of the USSR. Since 1986 he has actively participated in Russian nationalist publications: the magazines "Молодая гвардия" (The Young Guards), "Наш современник" (Our Contemporary) and the newspaper "Литературная Россия" (Literary Russia).
In 1989-1991 he served as the editor-in-chief of the journal "Советская литература" (Soviet Literature). After December 1990, he became the editor-in-chief of the newspaper "День" (Day).
In 1991, during the Presidential elections of the RSFSR, Prokhanov worked for the campaign of General Albert Makashov. He was one of the signatories of the open letter A Word to the People, sometimes considered a program of the August coup makers. During the failed August Coup of 1991, Prokhanov supported the State Emergency Committee.
In the summer of 1992, Prokhanov turned the association of the readers of the anti-semitic newspaper "Day" into a political movement. During the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, he participated in the defense of the White House, Moscow. On October 4, 1993, the Ministry of Justice of the RF ordered a stop to the editorial and publishing activity of the newspaper "Day", but in November of the same year Prokhanov's son-in-law Alexander Khudorozhkov registered the newspaper "Tomorrow" ("Zavtra"). Prokhanov became its editor-in-chief.
Reportedly, "Alexander Prokhanov states openly that Jews are the cause of Russia’s misery. Warning that "we will not sit tight with our arms folded idly if the Jews continue to pressure Russian nationalists," Prokhanov threatened to "answer them with a fist." .
In the interviews  and articles , Prokhanov himself states, that split exists between thieves and their victims, not between Jews and Russians, sometimes attacking Zionism  and sometimes speaking of possible co-operation with it .
"We were not defeated by the West in the Cold War, because the Cold War continues. We lost gigantic territories, but we held Moscow. From here we launched our counterattack."
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