The EU is built on anti-European values, Russia is real Europe

Summary

Following the meeting with Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron published a post in Facebook calling Russia “a deeply European country” and hoping to see Europe “extending from Lisbon to Vladivostok.” However Macron’s acceptance of Russia into Europe is not a reason for joy. In fact, present-time Russia is more European than France. It is Moscow who defends European traditions and a high level of European culture, not Paris.

The EU replaced ancient European fundamental traditions with a cocktail of liberalism, feminism, LGBT-activism and anti-European leftist rhetoric.The present-time EU values are not European values but their negation.

The doctrines of tolerance and multiculturalism are also an attack against European heritage. The less valuable aspects of Western culture such as scientific achievements, comfort, and liberalism are triumphing, whereas its core values, that is Christianity, European individualism, the rule of law, intellectual freedom, and high culture are undermined.

Traditionalists and Eurosceptics look at Russia with hope and take Vladimir Putin as Messiah. Therefore, who has to accept whom into Europe is an open question.

Disproof

This message is in line with a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the West's moral decay aimed at portraying Russia as superior to the West in terms of values and morals. 'Threatened values' is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets.

See earlier cases alleging that in contrast to Russia, western Europe is abandoning Christian roots and that unlike Russia, the West is not about fairness or solidarity and it degrades traditional values and endangers societies. Furthermore, all-Russian history is highly moral as opposed to the Western one, which is full of violence and evil, and all high-ranking politicians in the Baltic states are likely implicated in paedophilia.

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 162
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Russia, EU, France
  • Keywords: Euro-scepticism, Emmanuel Macron, European values, Vladimir Putin, LGBT
  • Outlet: Teleskop
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No proof of Russian meddling in French and European elections

There is no proof of Russian interference in the French and European elections.

 

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative that there is no proof of Russian interference in the elections in Western countries - see examples here and here.

In reality, there is plenty of evidence of Russian state actors interfering in electoral processes.

Even Trump and his colleagues don’t argue with the results of the Crimean referendum

Russia saw the US’s intention to establish an American or NATO naval base in Crimea. Russia managed to organise the defence of the Russian-speaking population of the peninsula and a referendum. Even Trump and his colleagues do not argue with the referendum’s results.

 

Disproof

The article contains several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the annexation of Crimea.

The claim that NATO or the US was planning to base ships and missiles in Crimea is fiction. The idea has never been proposed, suggested or discussed within NATO.

The West develops the ‘old enemy image’ of Russia

[Context: The Russian proposal of a common “House of Europe” from Vladivostok to Lisbon]

The new-old enemy image of Russia serves the West above all to distract from its own social and democratic dismantling.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia and about Western belligerence towards Russia.

While aware of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigns, the West is trying to keep open channels of communications and cooperation with Russia. For instance, NATO as the Western organisation created cooperation bodies – the Permanent Joint Council and the NATO-Russia Council – to embody its relationship with Russia. It also invited Russia to cooperate on missile defence. The Warsaw Summit Communique 2016 describes NATO's official policy towards Russia: "The Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot, and will not, compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest."