Disinfo: The EU continues the aggressive policies of Nazi Germany


The present ruling elites of the West follow many concepts of Nazi Germany. They continue considering the people of Russia and other post-Soviet countries as Untermenschen (“racially inferior” people) and the Eurasian space as Lebensraum (‘living space’). In this light, there is no difference between Hitler’s concept of a New Europe and the present European Union. The EU remains the Europe of capitals and elites, not the Europe of the people. The destruction of the USSR, NATO’s expansion to the East, banderovshchina (‘fascist regime’) in Ukraine and the revival of neo-Nazism in the Baltic states – all these are manifestations of an old West’s ‘Drang nach Osten‘ (Drive to the East) policy.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Nazis in the EU,  that have been repeatedly debunked (see here).

The European Union is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War.

The founders of the EU have no connection with Nazis. 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.



  • Reported in: Issue 151
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Baltic states, Germany
  • Keywords: West, Western values, EU/NATO enlargement, European Union, Anti-Russian, Historical revisionism, Conspiracy theory, Nazi/Fascist


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Polish authorities and population dream of taking over most of Belarus’ territory

At times, in the Belarusian information sphere, Poland and other Western countries are presented as friends, while Russia is painted as a boa constrictor. In reality, the population of Poland and the country’s authorities are obsessed with expanding Poland which would cover the territories between the Baltic and the Black seas. In other words, they want to incorporate most of present-time Belarus into Poland.


Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Poland's plans to partition Belarus and Western plans to disrupt Belarusian-Russian ties.

This message is also consistent with a narrative on Western belligerence and Poland's aggressive policy and alleged imperial ambitions.

The West invested enormous sums of money into ideological sabotage in Belarus

The West invested big sums of money in ideological sabotage in Belarus. One example is a more wide-spread designation of Third Reich’s ideology as Nazism instead of Fascism in scientific publications, etc.  German revanchists prefer the term Nazism. Also, child prisoners and child slave workers of World War II were renamed Ostarbeiters which sounds similar to Gastarbeiters. This prevents former child prisoners from organising patriotic education for present-time Belarusian youth.


This message is an ungrounded conspiracy consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about West's attempts to destroy the historic conscience of the Belarusian society and to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations.

Between 1933 and 1945 Germany was controlled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP), hence Nazism is indeed a more correct designation of the Third Reich's ideology, because Nazism had some features different from fascism. However in the Soviet Union the term German-Fascist invaders was commonly used instead of the Nazi Germany. Currently Belarusian historians use the latter term more often than before. No evidence are provided to support the claims that this development is a result of sophisticated sabotage by the West are unfounded.

Europe is not united, Europe is tired of USA dictates

Europe is not united. Relations between Russia and EU, between European countries are difficult. The reason is the presence of US. Everywhere.

EU doesn’t carry out its obligations within international agreements. For example in Ukraine, EU doesn’t keep pressure on Ukraine to follow the Minsk agreements, EU closes its eyes on situation in Donbas. EU recognised Guaido immediately in Venezuela. The case with Iran was Europe’s disgrace. And all is because of pressure from USA. It is true that Europe is tired of US dictates. EU wants to cooperate with Russia, Iran, and China. But the USA don’t allow it.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the United States dictating EU and member state policies. Europe is not occupied by the US. Sovereignty of the EU member states is not limited. Similar examples can be found here, here and here.This is a classical pro-Kremlin narrative, trying to undermine sovereignty of the West. Member states of the EU are independent and sovereign countries.