The op-ed also tells that Crimea is the favorite destination of these “non-economic refugees,” as the author labels them.
A migrating story about moral migrants
In order to support the claim about the alleged moral migrants, a local politician in Crimea is quoted as saying that the peninsula “recently received 1,500 appeals from Germany alone.”
Loyalty to the Kremlin line
The author of Life’s piece demonstrates an impressive degree of loyalty to the Kremlin’s narratives by managing to incorporate in one short piece not just one, but two different disinformation narratives.
One of these narratives will insist that Crimea enjoys broad recognition among Europeans as a part of Russia, for example when state media outlets cover visits to Crimea by NGO groups or private individuals as if these were official representatives of their countries.
The other narrative is the depiction of Europe as disintegrating in moral decay. This narrative fosters stories about animal brothels in Denmark; about Europe as “the kingdom of gays;” allegations that pedophilia is “a European value” and even a national family tradition in one particular European country.
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