Disinfo: Europe supports the revival of fascism

Summary

In Europe and in the post-Soviet space, the ideological struggle continues around the results of the Second World War. The cannibalistic philosophy of fascism-Nazism, being defeated in 1945, managed to preserve its disputes, which are sprouting with poisonous shoots now.

The reviving fascists in the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova are trying to take political revenge for May 1945. They find support in today’s Europe, where they are encouraged in every possible way in trying to bring the Wehrmacht and the Red Army to a common denominator.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attempting to link the Baltic countries, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine with Nazism, Fascism, aimed at discrediting the EU / West as a whole. The accusation of Nazism is a popular propaganda technique used by pro-Kremlin outlets. Read more: Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism in order to “get rid of its share of the blame for the outbreak of WWII”. It is also an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

The Nazi ideology and the EU are based on opposite values ​​and principles. The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stressed the fact that WWII was an immediate result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The resolution is aimed at the promotion of historical remembrance about WWII and the condemnation of totalitarian ideologies.

The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a mutual decision of two regimes (Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR) aimed at the division of Eastern and Central Europe between these two powers. It is a fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany.

Read similar examples of Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue such as the shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history, the USSR is not to blame for the beginning of World War II, the USSR was not an aggressor in World War 2, To assign equal responsibility for the outbreak of WWII to Nazi Germany and the USSR is falsification, Europe is becoming Nazi again, Baltic states openly glorify Nazism, and the EU continues aggressive policies of Nazi Germany.

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  • Reported in: Issue 218
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/10/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, Belarus, Baltic states, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Red Army, WWII, Nazi/Fascist
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Washington is preparing a colour revolution in Moldova

Russia fears that the protests that have recently engulfed Belarus and Kyrgyzstan could erupt in Moldova. In the near future, the republic will host presidential elections, which threaten to end with a “colour revolution” prepared by Washington. At the same time, Moldova is a strategic goal for the United States within the framework of the policy of containing Russia. According to experts, the White House is seriously afraid of pro-Russian sentiments within the republic.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging the West has an anti-Russian policy and claiming that popular unrests in post-Soviet space are colour revolutions directed against Russia. There is no evidence of US interference in upcoming elections in Moldova. The US supports a free and fair electoral process in Moldova. "Regardless of what choice the Moldovan people make on Election Day, the United States will remain a faithful partner to the Moldovan people and this country’s sovereign right to choose its own path. We support and join in your struggle to build a bright, prosperous, and democratic future for yourselves and your children", said Dereck J. Hogan, US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. See similar disinformation cases claiming that Ukraine is stirring up revolutions in Belarus and Russia, that Belarus is under attack by the unilateral globalist world to indirectly destabilise Vladimir Putin, that Berlin sets a course of containment towards Russia, or that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict favours US interests diverting Russia from Belarus and Syria.

The Pope supports same-sex couples because Catholicism is about business

The Pope supports same-sex couples because Catholicism is “corporation and a business”, not a spiritual community. This is the main difference between Russia and the West, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. The Pope wants to make money. It is important for him that there is a full house on St. Peter’s Square so that mugs and T-shirts with the Pope are sold profitably.

Disproof

This disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western moral decay. In this case, the article represents an attempt to defamation of Catholic Church and Pope Francis. This message comes as the reaction to Pope Francis's recent call for civil union laws for same-sex couples. In a documentary directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, Pope Francis made the comments, which observers say are his clearest remarks yet on gay relationships. As reported by the New York Times, "The remarks in the documentary were in keeping with Francis’ general support for gay people, but were perhaps his most specific and prominent on the issue of civil unions, which even traditionally Catholic nations like Italy, Ireland and Argentina have permitted in recent years." See more analysis here!

Biden's son has photos of underage girls on his laptop

The lawyer of US President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, said that sexual materials related to minors were allegedly found in the laptop of the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden. According to the messages that Trump’s lawyer showed, Hunter Biden allegedly wrote to his father that Hallie Biden accused him of inappropriate behaviour with minors – she did not like that naked Hunter was talking on FaceTime with a 14-year-old girl whose name was deliberately hidden in the correspondence.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory against the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, accusing him of paedophilia. This is a recurring message, consistent with the pro-Kremlin's constant attacks against the US Democratic Party. There is no evidence that a laptop previously belonging to Hunter Biden contains child pornography. The allegation originated on the anonymous internet forum 4Chan, a known source of online disinformation. See more on PolitiFact.com. Joe Biden, at the same time, called this information a "desperate smear campaign against him and his family". See other examples in our database, such as claims that Joe Biden is preparing a coup, and his militants are setting the US on fire; that he is actually the president of Ukraine, where he has been personally profiteering; that he was behind 2019 protests in Georgia; that he admitted his personal involvement in preventing Putin from participating in the presidential race; or that his son pushed for war in eastern Ukraine to clear the territory for fracking.