Disinfo: German and French military cooperation creates contours for the 4th Reich


In the last years, French and German military-industrial complexes have been increasingly integrated. The two countries are working on joint manufacturing projects for armoured vehicles, artillery, military aircraft, and naval shipyards. Hence, the contours of European 4th Reich are outlined. A new kind of Germany can organize a new Drang nach Osten. Russia has to be ready for the creation of 4th European Reich.


This message is consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Nazi-like West and aggressive anti-Russian West.

The Nazi ideology and present-time Germany, France, and the EU are based on opposite values ​​and principles. Read more here. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. Pro-Kremlin media often use the accusation of Nazism as explained in our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the present ruling elites of the West follow many concepts of Nazi Germany, the US is like 4th Reich, and that the West has aggressive intentions against Russia and its allies just as in the late 1930s.


  • Reported in: Issue 177
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/12/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Germany, France
  • Keywords: Military, Conspiracy, Nazi/Fascist


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Russia helps to resolve the internal conflict in Ukraine

Moscow will do everything in its power to help overcome the internal Ukrainian crisis on the basis of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.


One of the most common disinformation narratives about the "conflict" in Donbas, claiming that Russia has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

The European Union stated in July 2014 that "arms and fighters continue flowing into Ukraine from the Russian Federation". At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014 and at successive summits since then, NATO leaders condemned Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in the strongest terms and demanded that Russia stop and withdraw its forces from Ukraine and along the country’s border. NATO leaders also demanded that Russia complies with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border.

WADA’s decision to ban Russia from major sport events is politically motivated

Had there been a vote or a discussion [at WADA’s Executive Committee] then one might think that Russian sports officials had done something wrong. But the unanimity of the decision [to ban Russia from major sport events for 4 years] shows this was a completely political decision.

Note that all of this is happening on the day of the meeting of the Normandy format.







Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the World Anti-Doping Agency and the denial of state-sponsored doping scheme of Russian athletes.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from participating in major sport events for 4 years. The unanimous decision by WADA's Executive Committee was made after Russia's Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared uncompliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and in all countries.

Agents of George Soros are destroying Armenian statehood

There is a large network of Soros agents in Armenia. The minister of science, education, culture and sport is pursuing Soros policies of discrediting national values. The Prime Minister is also in the process of destroying the Armenian statehood, in line with Soros program.


Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives portraying George Soros and his foundation as a villainous and bent on destroying Armenia and other countries, threatening national values. Read similar cases claiming that Soros foundation is organising clashes in Armenia, serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood and that Armenia is occupied by Soros.

The Soros Foundation has been supporting human rights, education, research, media and other democratic activities in Armenia since 1997.