Disinfo: US adopted Hitler’s hatred towards Russia, war-preparation since 1945


According to the Russian military, it is known for a long time that Russia is the main enemy for the United States. The USA has been preparing for a war with Russia since 1945, when it adopted Hitler’s initiative of hatred towards Russia. In 1945, the US and UK developed the “Unthinkable” plan, which assumed the continuation of WWII against Russia with support of the re-armed Wehrmacht troops.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses the West of continuing the anti-Russian policies of Hitler and the Nazis. See other cases covering the “Nazi” accusations against the United States and the EU – here, here and here.

After the end of WWII, the Allied forces implemented the extensive Denazification policy in Western Germany, which resulted in the destruction of the Nazi ideology.

The plan Operation “Unthinkable” was developed in 1945 by the British Armed Forces' Joint Planning Staff (ordered by Winston Churchill) – the United States was not involved in the development of this plan. This document was one of several military scenarios analyzed by the UK Joint Planning Staff, which assumed the aggravation of political and military relations with the USSR after the end of WWII. This scenario should not be perceived as evidence of the UK preparation of a military attack at the USSR as one of its main conclusions was the following: “The existing balance of strength in Central Europe, where the Russians enjoy a superiority of approximately three to one, makes it most unlikely that the Allies could achieve a complete and decisive victory in that area in present circumstances”.


  • Reported in: Issue 170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, Germany
  • Keywords: New Cold War, Encircling Russia, USSR, Anti-Russian, Cold War, War preparation, WWII, Adolf Hitler, The West, Nazi/Fascist


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