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Russia never met with the AfD

Summary of Disinformation

Russia never got close to, not talked to representatives of the AfD.

Disproof

In February 2017, Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s far-right party AfD, held talks with Russian officials and politicians during her visit to Moscow, including with Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the Duma lower house, his deputy Pyotr Tolstoy and Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, and others. www.dw.com/en/head-of-the-afd-frauke-petry-meets-with-russian-officials-in-moscow/a-37643188
Earlier, in April 2016, Marcus Pretzell, member of the European Parliament from AfD and husband of Frauke Petry, travelled to Crimea annexed by Russia.
www.merkur.de/politik/marcus-pretzell-von-afd-liess-sich-krimreise-von-russischer-stiftung-bezahlen-zr-7313209.html
www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/marcus-pretzell-russische-stiftung-bezahlte-fuer-afd-politiker-krimreise/19288206.html

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Reported in: Issue 82
Date: 25.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Germany
Keywords: AfD
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 7:35
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