Disinfo: The speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada calls Hitler “the biggest” democrat


Andriy Parubiy, speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, praised Adolf Hitler during a talk show, calling him “the biggest” democrat.


In fact, Parubiy did not call call Hitler “the biggest” democrat and he did not ask to remember Hitler’s “contribution”. He reminded people of how Hitler had actively used direct democracy for his own purposes.

Original statement: "You’re right, with respect to the law on referendums. This is one of the questions which we must resolve, and resolve very competently and fairly. (..) However there is ongoing discussion over the law on Ukrainian referendums. I am myself a strong supporter of direct democracy. I even studied it at an academic level. Incidentally, I can tell you that the person who most practised direct democracy was Adolf Aloisovich in the 1930s. And we should remember this since during those 1930 years this was one of the key means of manipulation. This law, therefore, must be responsible, including giving the possibility (of voting) at the local level". 

Further debunk by StopFake: https://www.stopfake.org/en/russian-propaganda-fakes-praise-for-hitler-by-ukrainian-speaker-parubiy/


  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Komsomolskaya Pravda TV Zvezda NTV RIA Novosti
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