Speech in the debate on the Intensification of repression in Russia, including the case of Alexei Navalny

Mr President, my dear colleagues, I would like to quote a few sentences from a text* that was published two days ago, I believe, by the RIA Novosti agency, that is to say the most official organ of the Kremlin. It says: “Denazification is a set of actions aimed at the nazified bulk of the Ukrainian population […] A total lustration must be conducted. […] besides the highest ranks, a significant number of common people are also guilty of being passive Nazis and Nazi accomplices. […] The period of denazification can take no less than one generation. […] “Ukronazism” is no less a threat to the world and Russia than the Hitler version of German Nazism” – etc., etc. Mr Putin’s Kremlin is that. That is what you have just heard, i.e. quotes from the Mein Kampf of this regime. I am not exaggerating, this text is the Mein Kampf of Mr Putin’s regime.

So what should we do about it? Well, never forget that Russia is not that. Never forget to reach out to Russia and say, “We mean you no harm. On the contrary, we want to build a continent of peace and stability with you.”

*The text appeared on Ria Novesti


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