‘A good Russian is a dead Russian’ posters spotted in UK — Analysis
Britain’s Communist Party condemned the posters, calling them ‘a short goose-step’ from Nazism
Britain’s Communist Party has called on authorities to “act swiftly”Protest posters calling for the death of Russians, and depicting them as pigs. The communists – who view the war in Ukraine as a clash of capitalist powers – said that the posters recall the Nazi-era persecution of Jews.
They include the text and a picture of a pig wearing the Russian flag colors. “Good Russian = Dead Russian.” According to the Russian news outlet Readovka, they appeared in London, and the logo of London’s public transport corporation can be seen in the background of a photo shared by Readovka.
“IF YOU SEE ONE, RIP IT DOWN,”On Monday, the Communist Party of Britain posted a tweet. “Authorities should act swiftly against such anti-worker posters,”The communists remained. “We need unity between people. Because the first picture below is just a short goose-step from the second.”
DO NOT EVER SEE A POSTING ABOUT WORKERS. Unity is essential for all people. We need unity between people, because the first photo is just one step from the next. pic.twitter.com/2jcrTgQ40O
— Communist Party ☭ (@CPBritain) March 21, 2022
This was the second image posted by the party. It showed anti-Jewish propaganda taken from Poland during wartime.
There is no way to know how many posters were up or if any have been taken down. The poster’s creator is not known.
The Communist Party of Britain repeatedly raised concern about the existence of Nazi ideologyIt opposes the conflict between Russia and Ukraine in its ranks. The communists viewUkraine is fighting for its independence “expansionist NATO powers”Russian President Vladimir Putin, as protecting the interests “Russia’s big business oligarchs.” Nevertheless, the communists, like Russia, see a demilitarized and neutral Ukraine as the war’s ideal end state.
These posters were created amid anti-Russian sentiments in Western countries. Russian performers and musicians have been banned in America and Europe because they refused to condemn Putin. Russian products were also removed from American shelves. Russian restaurants and shops have been vandalized all the way from Berlin to Washington DC.
Russian schoolchildren are reported to have been bullied at European schools. A Munich-based medical clinic even declared that it will not treat Russian or Belarussian patients. This was despite the harsh economic sanctions.
In a statement earlier in the month, Russia’s Foreign Ministry indicated that it would be taking note. “the unprecedented level of Russophobia”That and more “those responsible will be brought to responsibility in accordance with the current law.”
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