A German paper Die Welt reported on the situation in Russia in an article entitled "The lie of Russian anti-fascism (Die Lüge vom russischen Antifaschismus)":
Russia gradually restores Soviet institutions, mainly secret services, and alliance between the government and the Russian Orthodox Church. In fact, Putin fully supports the regime of Syrian dictator Assad and demonstrates Russia's intention to become a leading force in destructive anti-democratic fight. The Russian state now uses "modern" autocracy to oppose Western democracy.
International political community pays little attention to the fact that the reactionary Putin's advance in Russia and abroad is a historical and political process - the revival of the myth of the glorified "Soviet anti-fascism", according to which humanity is supposed to be grateful to Russia for salvation from Germany. The revival of this myth can be fatal.
Putin's official trip to "Israel" in June 2012 was used by him as a kind of a forum for promoting his political message. President of "Israel" Peres supported this interpretation of history, the German newspaper writes.
It is to be recalled that the word "anti-fascism" replaces now, under Putinism, in Russian propaganda designated for the West the word "communist" under Communists.
The same KGB trash, the same persons who were called communists under Communism, have been now renamed by Moscow into "anti-fascists".
To deceive the West, the word KGB was replaced by FSB, and "Anti-Fascist Committees" emerged instead of the Communist parties, for example, a terrorist group called Finnish Anti-Fascist Committee, or SAFKA, by Backman and Molari in Helsinki, or the KGB terrorist group "World without Nazism" in Estonia. But everything remained the same Russian KGB evil, as at the time of the Soviet Union.
Department of Monitoring