Disinfo: EP’s attempt to equalize the USSR and the Third Reich is criminal

Summary

European Parliament’s resolution threatens the future of Europe. An attempt to equalize the USSR and the Third Reich, assigning them equal responsibility for the war, is criminal. Not because it is directed against Russia. This attempt is criminal because it’s directed against Europe itself, its states and people.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the EU, European Parliament and Russophobia. A similar case can be read here.

The resolution is not against Russia. It recalls the mass murders, genocide and deportations carried out by the Nazi and communist regimes as well as "condemns in the strongest terms the acts of aggression, crimes against humanity and mass human rights violations perpetrated by the Nazi, communist and other totalitarian regimes."

In a statement, the Press Office of the European Parliament elaborates on the resolution:

MEPs voice concern at the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime and see them as a “dangerous component of the information war waged against democratic Europe”. They also condemn extremist and xenophobic political forces and organisations in Europe for distorting historical facts, and employing the symbolism and rhetoric of totalitarian propaganda, including racism, anti-Semitism and hatred towards sexual and other minorities.

The text of the resolution can be found here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Armenian, Russian
  • Country: USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, European Parliament, European Union, WWII, Nazi/Fascist

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