In 1941 Hitler’s Germany together with the EU attacked the Soviet Union

Summary

In 1941 attack of the Soviet Union Adolf Hitler was accompanied by multi-national forces, which can be named the European Union. The WWII was a point after which Europe stopped its existence as an independent actor on international stage. Americans not only made a fortune and solved all their domestic problems but also removed annoying competitors, i.e. the satellites of Hitler’s Germany, the so called European Union, and the UK. The UK became a younger US ally if not its client. The only empire in the world remained the US, the Soviet Union cannot be called empire.

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This is a manipulative message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the EU being a Nazi project, aggressive West, and the EU under US control.

The European Union was set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. As of 1950, the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The six founding countries were Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Of these, four countries (all but Italy) were occupied by Nazi Germany by 1941.

The Nazi ideology 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. Read a past summary on how pro-Kremlin outlets use the accusation of Nazism to discredit the Western countries..

See earlier disinformation publications claiming that the the resent ruling elites of the West follow many concepts of Nazi Germany, that the EU was invented in the Third Reich and created by US agents, and that the West has aggressive intentions against Russia and its allies just as in 1938.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: US, Europe, USSR, EU, Germany
  • Keywords: WWII, Adolf Hitler, Conspiracy, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus @ Gorizont Sobytiy @ time 12:13 - 12:32, 18:25 - 19:25
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International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order

International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order.

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No evidence given. This message is a wide-spread conspiracy theory that the United States established many terrorist organizations and that it has full control over global terrorism.

When, in 1988, Al-Qaeda emerged as a network made up of Islamic extremist, Salafist jihadists, it has been immediately designated as a terrorist group by the UN, the EU, the US, Russia and other countries.

Polish authorities are trying to change the way the Poles perceive the WWII events

The historical policy carried out by Polish authorities manipulates the history of Poland during the years of WWII – their main goal is to achieve a radical change in perception of WWII events by the Poles.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland and other Western states in the falsification of WWII history and attempts to “wipe out the decisive role of the USSR in victory over Nazi Germany”. At the same time, Russia tries to promote the idea that the USSR did not play any negative role in the events of 1939. See examples referring to the Kremlin’s disinformation on the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact here, here and here.

There is no evidence of substantial difference in perception of the key WWII events between the official Polish historical policy, opinions of mainstream Polish historians and attitudes of a predominant part of the Polish society.

Poland did not invite Russia to the anniversary of the WWII outbreak because of the will of the US

The Russian delegation was not invited to take part in the Ceremony of the 80th Anniversary of WWII outbreak because of the United States’ will. The current interpretation of the WWII events is imposed on Poland by the “overseas ideologist” – Polish authorities are completely subordinated to the position of the USA.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the United States fully control the foreign policy of Poland. See other examples of this message here, here and here.

Poland's decision not to invite the Russian delegation to WWII commemoration ceremony has to do with Russian aggression against Ukraine. Krzysztof Szczerski, Chief adviser to the Polish president, stated in March 2019 that the anniversary ceremony will be held “in the company of countries with whom Poland now cooperates closely for peace, based on the respect for international law, for the sovereignty of nations and of their territories”. This point was reiterated by Jacek Sasin, Polish Deputy Prime Minister in July, who said: "I think it would be inappropriate to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the armed aggression against Poland with the participation of a leader who today treats his neighbours using the same methods."