Duma Committee Chairman hits out at Baltic “Russophobia”

  • 2015-11-10

According to Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the Russian State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Russophobia is now a state policy of the Baltic States, and Ukraine. 

"We are witnessing a highly important and, in my opinion, a very dangerous phenomenon,” Pushkov told the Duma on November 10, 2015. “Russophobia is turning from sentiments into a policy, through a range of propaganda cliches and emotional outbursts, as well as individual provocations like that of comparing Russia with the Third Reich. 

“It appears to be a systemic ideological foundation that governs the current policies of a number of countries in the Western alliance.” 

Russophobia has already become the state policy of the Baltic states and now Ukraine in the most blatant way, he stressed, and added “it is absolutely impossible to deny this.” 

Pushkov also believes that "hostile actions against Russia are already viewed in the capitals of these countries as a goal in itself."