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Russophobia blocking positive developments in US-Russia relations

Russophobia blocking positive developments in US-Russia relations

Russophobia is not a phenomenon confined strictly to the United States and Great Britain. According to a report from TASS, the practice of rhetorical attacks and slander against the Russian Federation is common across several Western European nations as well:

Several countries are currently using Russophobia as a tool against Russia’s independent foreign policy, Russian Federation Council (upper house) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said during the second Moscow International Conference on combating anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, called “Protecting [the] Future.”

“Today, we are facing increasing Russophobia, which is used by certain forces in the West and some other countries as a tool to stifle Russia’s development and to counter independent foreign policy – the policy aimed at forming a multipolar world,” she said, expanding on the topic of an alleged Russian threat.

In her speech, the speaker noted that “currently, many countries carry out an open policy of hostility, even hatred for representatives of other nations. Nazi criminals and their accomplices are seen as heroes… The current Ukrainian officials are the ones who have been most successful in this regard, who basically presented this ideology as an official policy,” Matviyenko stated.

The speaker added that Ukraine is not the only country where this takes place. “Zones of ethnic segregation and apartheid have virtually been established in the center of Europe. I am talking about granting about 300 thousand Russian-speaking residents of Latvia and Estonia the status of “non-citizens”. Not only these people cannot participate in politics, they even have several limited rights,” she concluded.

Russophobia has long been used as a tool from the Cold War days, but it gained new life after 2013’s Valdai conference and 2014’s Olympic Games, when President Putin took a stand for traditional values for faith and family, which were very much in opposition to “progressive” American and European values.

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The present report from TASS follows up on a September 21st – dated piece that noted that Russophobia effectively blocked any positive developments in US-Russia ties following the July 16th summit of Presidents Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland. That summit was praised by both men, but President Trump was absolutely castigated in the American press as well as by his own party’s political establishment in Washington, DC.

Russophobia in the United States stands as a standard part of American foreign policy, and with only President Trump and Senator Rand Paul expressing any ideas out of the political mainstream, it has been very difficult for the efforts of the American president to improve his country’s relationship with Russia to succeed.

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Screw the Zio-liar Western fake media – Russia has a lot lot lot more support by non-Russians than ever before.

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The bought-and-sold western media always report from the perspectives and policies towards Russia of western governments and completely ignore the fact that more non-Russians than ever before support Russia. Western media are compulsively obsessed with President Putin and Russia to the point where it should be added to the list of mental disorders.

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Russia’s actions in the Sea of Azov are not limited to obstacles to international navigation, and the Russian Federation is also using this channel to conceal supplies of weapons for its own forces in Donbas. Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said this at a briefing of the UN Security Council on Ukraine in New York on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Russia also uses the Sea of Azov as an additional channel to supply its forces in Donbas with weapons from the occupied territory of Crimea,” he said. According to him, Russia has not given up… Read more »

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Here in New Zealand, the Russophobia scourge is historical; going back to the British and French Invasion of Crimea in 1853. Gun emplacements dotted around the NZ coastline, hark back to a frenzied period; known as “The Russian Scare” of the 1890’s. British Imperialist paranoia, has played a central role in shaping the negative NZ psyche toward Russia ever since. But it is a common theme throughout the Anglo-West in particular, where the goal has always been; to plunder the riches of Russia and Central Asia. The years of Soviet Stalinism following the October Revolution of 1917, heightened the contempt… Read more »

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I hope the people of New Zealand wise up to the (less than hidden Agenda ) of the predatory criminality of the USA, and recognize the good Russia and Putin are doing for the world. Russia’s intervention to help Syria is a prime example.

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