Europe is already a lost continent if you’ve learned that socialism is a bridge to communism. Now all Putin’s doing is reigning it in.
German intelligence sources claim the country’s only mildly-eurosceptic party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), is being wooed by Russian agents as part of the campaign “to construct a network of right-wing populism in western Europe.”
According to BILD, Moscow’s Centre for Strategic Communications has drafted the blueprint for the covert operation under the title: “Putin: the new leader of international conservatism”.
Part of the Kremlin strategy includes acquiring gold dealerships through front companies to support parties friendly to it.
It has also been suggested Russian banks and financial institutions run by the country’s secret services could provide cheap loans to the parties it wants to control; recently a loan of nine milliion euros was made through the First Czech Russian Bank of Moscow to the National Front in France.
BILD, which is known in Germany for its credible sources within the intelligence community, said: “In Europe Putin dreams – and he has said this publicly – of having a sphere of influence across the continent all the way down to Portugal.”
Russian politician and Putin friend Vladimir Jakunin has been tasked to coordinate the political and diplomatic wooing offensive with the right-wing parties and appeared at the weekend in Berlin as the main speaker at a conference aimed at cementing ties with “friends of Russia.”
He has been described as “Putin’s most important western networker” in the past and one of the Kremlin’s most effective propagandists.
Full article: EXPOSED: Vladimir Putin’s secret plot to RULE Europe (The Guardian)