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Sunday, 02 April 2023 01:44 GMT

Russia likens EU's media embargo to Nazi regulations

(MENAFN) A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry compared limitations on Russian media in the EU to those that existed in Germany during the Nazi era.

In a Telegram post, Maria Zakharova claimed that the German Nazi Party similarly abolished civil freedoms by invoking the need for "protection" as justification. Josep Borrell, the chief ambassador for the EU, had dubbed the restriction on Russian media "protection of freedom of speech."

"The Nazis burned down the Reichstag (the parliament building) to legitimize the prohibitions, allowing them to start repressing political opponents.

"Then they started burning books by objectionable authors. After that, an order was passed that every journalist of the Reich had to join the NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) in order to continue a professional activity. Then all authorities were obliged to subscribe to the Nazi press," she added.


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