Disinfo: EP resolution is an ideological weapon against Russia


The claim that Communism and Nazism were similar – stressed in the recent EU Parliament resolution – is an EU ideological weapon against Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the recognition and denunciation of Stalinist crimes against humanity are Western anti-Russian propaganda.

The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stresses the vital importance of remembering victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes - and of raising awareness of the crimes committed by Communist and Nazi regimes - for the unity of Europe and for building European resilience against modern external threats.

The resolution recalls that Nazi and Stalinist regimes carried out mass murder, genocide and deportation and caused a loss of life and freedom in the 20th century on a scale unseen in human history. It stresses that Russia remains the greatest victim of communist totalitarianism.

The resolution argues that both Nazism and Stalinism were totalitarian regimes. The concept of totalitarianism – which highlights the profound similarities between Nazism and Communism – is not an ideological weapon. The concept of totalitarianism is very widely accepted among contemporary political scientists and historians, including Russian scholars.

For a similar case see here


  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Historical revisionism, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin


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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