The Anti-Semitic Seduction of Russian Diplomacy

sErgui Lavrov has led Russian diplomacy since 2004, representing his country at the United Nations for the past ten years. This longevity, extraordinary in contemporary diplomacy, testifies to the unshakable faith that Vladimir Putin places in his foreign minister. It also gives Lavrov a very rich experience of international relations at the highest level, to the point that he has been described as “The Talleyrand of Russian Diplomacy”,

The shock was even greater to hear from now on when this seasoned diplomat invited Hitler and the Nazis to better disqualify opponents of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Good connoisseurs of Muscovite secrets attribute this verbal fanaticism to the restrictions imposed on Lavrov’s daughter-in-law since March 2022, living in an upscale district of London, where she had been leading until then. The reasons for such rhetorical escalation matter less, however, than the seriousness of the anti-Semitic clichés thus recycled by the flagship of Russian diplomacy.

Lavrov has never made a mark on the international stage “Special Military Operations” – the official name of Russia for its invasion of Ukraine – was intended to “To Distort” To save this country and its Russian-speaking population “Massacre”, He was merely repeating a provocative formula from President Vladimir Putin himself during the outbreak of the Russian aggression.

“Hitler also had Jewish blood”

But he goes further, when in May 2022, when questioned by Italian television on the Jewish origins of the Ukrainian president, he said: “So what if Zelensky is Jewish? This does not change the presence of Nazi elements in Ukraine. It seems to me that even Hitler had Jewish blood in him. , and to add, “Some of the worst anti-Jews are Jews”, Thus the head of Russian diplomacy picks up a conspiratorial story prevalent in negativeist circles, a story that as always continues to circulate despite the obvious refutations of historical research.

Such anger causes an outcry in Israel, where Dani Dayan, director of the Holocaust Memorial, calls it a “Confused and Dangerous”, The head of Israeli diplomacy, Yair Lapid, condemned “reprehensible, unforgivable and terrible historical blunder”saying that the Russian ambassador to Israel is being summoned “the explanation”,

Sergey Lavrov, far from making amends, persists and signs a press release from his ministry: “We have taken note of Minister Lapid’s anti-historical statements, which explain his government’s decision to support the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv. History unfortunately knows examples of collaboration between Nazis and Jews. , confirming that “Ukraine, by the way, is not alone in this matter”Russian Foreign Affairs this time accused the Latvian President, Egils Levits, of having Nazi sympathies despite his Jewish origins.

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