Disinfo: The European Parliament represents Third Reich


Those gathered in the European Parliament represent the countries of the Third Reich. For them, Hitler was never a negative character.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the European Parliament and about Nazis in the EU.

The disinformation message appeared after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe and voiced its concern "at the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime". The resolution clearly condemns Nazism:

Condemns historical revisionism and the glorification of Nazi collaborators in some EU Member States; is deeply concerned about the increasing acceptance of radical ideologies and the reversion to fascism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance in the European Union, and is troubled by reports in some Member States of collusion between political leaders, political parties and law enforcement bodies and the radical, racist and xenophobic movements of different political denominations; calls on the Member States to condemn such acts in the strongest way possible as they undermine the EU values, of peace, freedom and democracy;

See a similar case: The European Parliament has joined forces with Fascism.

Also see earlier disinformation cases alleging that the US and EU countries are Russophobic, fascist and Nazi regimes and that the EU continues the aggressive policies of Nazi Germany.


  • Reported in: Issue 166
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Keywords: European Parliament, European Union


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