Last week, Sergey Savostyanov, a KPRF deputy in the Moscow City Duma, said that after Ukraine, Russia should “denazify” six more countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan, a list of “enemies” or targets. this seems to reflect more than his personal opinion.
Savostyanov’s remark (ostro.org/general/society/news/631068/) might be dismissed as the hyperbolic expression of an individual in the overheated atmosphere of today’s Russia, but it is clearly more judging by the attention given to him by Vladimir Vinokourov, professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a long article for Novoye voennoye obozreniyethe researcher says that if one considers the past of these countries and their current situation, one is forced to conclude that “the chauvinistic and nationalistic trash that distinguished these countries in the past has not disappeared until now” ( nvo.ng.ru/history/2022-04-21/1_1186_memory.html).
And because the West won’t do anything about it, Vinokurov says, it’s been left to Russia to de-Nazify those countries lest they spread their poison across the world again. He says Putin’s decision to recognize the NRL and DNR and launch his “special military operation” gives hope that “this time” there will be no resurgence of Nazism.
Indeed, he concludes, “today it is Russia’s mission to block someone else’s world scenario and thus save humanity from the repetition of a bloody world war”.