28 August 2014
19/84! Russian and European fascists reverse the 1945 Yalta Conference
Everybody who is following the developments in Ukraine, which is now under a direct attack from Russia, has perhaps noticed that Putin's propaganda machine is joyfully playing with meanings and concepts turning them upside down.
The deliberate confusion that Putin's Russia produces and the inverted concepts it employs have an ideological underpinning: Russia is trying to hide its right-wing extremist attempts to undermine the post-war liberal-democratic order in Europe under the guise of "anti-fascist struggle".
One particular event scheduled for the end of August is especially indicative of this strategy.
On 29-31 August 2014, an international conference called "Russia, Ukraine, New Russia: global problems and challenges" will take place in Yalta, situated in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea currently occupied by Russia. There will be around a hundred of participants, but some of them deserve special attention:
Frank Creyelman (far right Vlaams Belang, Belgium)
Luc Michel (neo-Nazi Parti Communautaire National-Européen, Belgium)
Pavel Chernev (far right Ataka, Bulgaria)
Angel Djambazki (far right Bulgarsko Natsionalno Dvizhenie, Bulgaria)
Erkki Johan Bäckman (neo-Stalinist, Finland)
Márton Gyöngyösi (fascist Jobbik, Hungary)
Giovanni Maria Camillacci (fascist Forza Nuova, Italy)
Roberto Fiore (fascist Forza Nuova, Italy)
Mateusz Piskorski (far right Samooborona, Poland)
Konrad Rękas (far right Samooborona, Poland)
Bartosz Bekier (neo-Nazi Falanga, Poland)
Nick Griffin (fascist British National Party, UK)
The participation of these European right-wing extremists along with dozens of their Russian "comrades" in the conference on "global problems and challenges" implies one simple message:
The Kremlin-led "Fascist International" is going to Yalta to symbolically reverse the results of the Yalta Conference that was held there in 1945 and where the leaders of the anti-Hitler alliance discussed the post-war reorganization of Europe.
In a truly Orwellian fashion, at this conference in Yalta, right-wing extremists from Europe and Russia will take part in the foundation of the "Anti-fascist Council of the Russian Federation".
It's no longer 14/88! - now it's 19/84!