White supremacist Richard Spencer’s wife a Russian propagandist with allegiance to Putin
The alt-right neo-Nazi Richard Spencer is married to a Russian scholar who publishes pro-Russian propaganda.
Nina Kourianova, who also writes under the name Nina Byzantina, publishes articles lionizing Vladimir Putin, criticizing western media and appears on the Kremlin-funded RT network to promote anti-Ukraine talking points.
Spencer, the head of the innocuously named National Policy Institute, has also appeared on anti-American segments broadcast by RT, although the English-language network does not highlight his relationship to Kouprianova.
However, a profile posted on the Neo-Nazi Wermod & Wermod Publishing Group’s website shows the couple dining together with British psychology professor Richard Lynn, whose writings attempt to link ethnicity and race to intelligence.
The couple, who have a young daughter together, are currently separated, according to a recent Washington Post profile, which identifies Byzantina by her married name and does not detail her work…
Spencer, who took over as president of the white nationalist organization founded by conservative publisher William Regnery II, is credited with popularizing the term “alt-right” — a catch-all phrase describing white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other bigots who congregate at Breitbart News.
A recent viral video showed Spencer greeting Trump’s election win by shouting “hail victory” which translates in German to “sieg heil” — and drawing Nazi salutes from a crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.