Don’t Buy the Hype, Large Swathes of Eastern Europe Are Russophile
Czechs, Slovaks, Bulgarians and Greeks prefer Putin to Merkel and Macron, Gallup finds
There is this narrative out there since 2003 that unlike the ‘ungrateful’ and complacent Western Europe, the post-Communist Eastern “New Europe” is hyper pro-American and pro-Empire and if anything wants more escalation against Russia. This is nonsense. Aside from Poland and the Baltics that simply isn’t true.
In fact traditionally the smaller Slavic peoples, the Czechs, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes and Macedonians (and Sorbs) are all Russophile to one extent or another, either seeing the Russians as close historical allies and protectors, or at least seeing absolutely no need whatsoever for enmity between themselves and the vast fellow Slavic nation to the east.
A recent Gallup poll is just another confirmation. Despite relentless pro-NATO propaganda and the semi-recent history of having Communism foisted on them by Communist Moscow, the Czechs, Bulgarians and Slovaks, (and Greeks) still rate the supposed 2nd Hitler, Vladimir Putin, above Merkel or Macron.
sort of explains why sweden is as mucked up as it is.
netherlands are really nether. keep toking, dudes.
the french love merkel more than macron. how’s your french mutti? career change?
uk still love to be ruled by the germans.
poland loves mutti for the annual handouts.
the ukraine still hoping for a miracle.
seems like orban isn’t doing too badly either.
as for the “2nd hitler” sounds like something a hillary clinton groupie would say.
I’ll assume that in 5 more years , and Russia hasn’t invaded anyone – these brainwashed idiots will still think – The Russians are Coming. Ukraine’s propaganda is going 24/7 – Obama would be pleased since he passed the law in 2013 to use propaganda against the citizens of the USA. And its working, just like Radio ” Free Europe” is.
Russia is not communist as suggested in the article. Poland is a basket case at best so I don’t think anyone takes them seriously. China is a communist country for what it’s worth but that does not see to be an issue.