Russian disinformation outlet News Front is a regular provider of content for our database on disinformation. From them we have got the case of Finnish politicians suggesting Ukrainian traces in the Skripal poisoning, and that the US is staging a colour revolution in France to get rid of Macron, or that Britain is becoming Islamic, and dozens more. it’s a reliable source – for disinformation. If you want lies – go to News Front. News Front is registered by a resident of the illegally annexed Crimea, Konstantin Knyryk. Knyryk owns half of the stocks of the company; the other half belongs to a Mikhail Sinelin. Mr. Sinelin is a member of the board of directors of the Export Insurance Agency of Russia and has previously held management positions in state companies and official structures, close to the Kremlin. The Digital Forensic Research Lab describes News Front as an important amplifier of Kremlin agendas.

The site has strong ambitions and publishes articles in several languages, tailoring the content for the target audience. But it is not always an easy task to supply a hungry audience with new, fresh stories, so, luckily, one can simply publish stuff from other sites. This is particularly visible in the case of the English version of News Front. Most of the content is brought in from other pro-Kremlin sites, producing articles in English: South Front, Strategic Culture Foundation, New Eastern Outlook… We also find a text, attacking George Soros.

A face slapping bout has broken out between Jewish financial speculator, George Soros, and Italy’s anti-immigrant League party, which on Friday formed a populist movement in coalition with the 5-Star party.

George Soros is the bogeyman of the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets and a popular “bad guy” in their usual conspiracy theories, so attacking Soros isn’t very new and unexpected. What might raise an eyebrow is that the News Front article is copied from a site, devoted to glorifying Nazism, with the site owner’s books and articles bearing titles like Odyssey Adolf Hitler: The Remarkable Life of Europe’s Redeemer“, “The Programme of the N.S.D.A.P.: Blueprint for National Survival” and “The Holy Book of Adolf Hitler: Like Jesus Christ the name of Adolf Hitler Refuses to Die“.. Or links to stuff like this, on screen shot below.

Strange company for a Russian site, almost constantly referring to Ukraine and EU as “Nazi”.

OK, maybe it was a mistake? After all, it is easy to share articles you like without really looking into the context. But we find several “mistakes” like this. On Goebbels, with an eight year old article from the Holocaust denying “Institute for Historical Review“. And this one, an article questioning the Holocaust, from the same source as above. Or what about this one, on how Jews were pioneering “sexual degeneracy” in pre-Nazi Germany.

News Front finds it appropriate to underscore the German Nazi party’s contribution to fighting “moral sickness”, describing how the Berlin Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, founded by Magnus Hirschfeldt, was offering “a multitude of degenerate services“:

Hirschfeld’s institute was a monument to moral sickness and represented everything the NSDAP stood against. In May 1933, the Deutsche Studentenschaft (German Students Union) stormed this den of debauchery shouting Brenne Hirschfeld (Burn Hirschfeld) and began beating the staff and smashing the premises. The Institute was permanently closed and its extensive lists of names and addresses were seized.

A few days later the entire library was famously burned in the streets, some 20,000 books and images, along with Marxist literature and other subversive material. Ever since, without background or explanation, corporate media and palace publishers have protested against the German students emptying their swamp.

Yes, Corporate Media have really given Book burning a bad rep.

Since March 31 2019, News Front has published over 20 articles with the tag “Jews“; and much of this – from openly Nazi sites. One can notice that none of the articles, tagged “Jews” are tagged with anything like “Nazism” or “Fascism”. These terms are reserved for current Ukrainian or European affairs.

If we continue to search through the content of News Front, we find open praise to Adolf Hitler, the statesman:

Hitler was a man of the people. He acted for the German people. The Versailles Treaty had dismembered Germany. Parts of Germany were confiscated and given to France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. As Germany had not actually lost the war, being the occupiers of foreign territory when Germany agreed to a deceptive armistice, the loss of approximately 7 million German people to Poland and Czechoslovakia, where Germans were abused, was not considered a fair outcome.

Hitler’s program was to put Germany back together again. He succeeded without war until it came to Poland. Hitler’s demands were fair and realistic, but Churchill, financed by the Focus Group with Jewish money, put such pressure on British prime minister Chamberlain that Chamberlain intervened in the Polish-German negotiations and issued a British guarantee to the Polish military dictatorship should Poland refuse to release German territory and populations.

It is interesting to notice how all this demonstrates how the terms “Fascism” and “Nazism” in the current pro-Kremlin political terminology have assumed the meaning “being mean to Russia”. As long as the Nazis were attacking groups, (Jews, LGBTQ) or countries, undesirable by the Kremlin, they were not that bad. And when Moscow  is looking for allies, a little glorifying Hitler is fine, as long as they are supporting Pro-Kremlin narratives.

Further Reading:

No News on the News Front

The Nazi-obsession of pro-Kremlin propagandists

Why Authoritarians Love the Concept of the Big Conspiracy

Everyone Against Russia: Conspiracy Theories on the Rise In Russian Media