Putin’s ideologist lectured students of Bratislava’s university

Economic University in Bratislava organised a lecture which turned into pro-Russian propaganda event.

(Source: SME)

If Hitler stopped in 1939 he would be remembered in his country’s history as a politician of the highest order uniting Germany with surrounding regions. That is how Russian political scientist Andranik Migranyan responded by likening Crimea's annexation to Anschlus and Austria before World War 2.

The Faculty of International Relations of the Economic University in Bratislava invited him to give a lecture on March 7.

“It was a stream of Russian propaganda,” Mario Nicolini, former Defence Ministry advisor who was present at the lecture told The Slovak Spectator. “There was applause at the end, which sent chills down my spine.”

Migranyan told students that the Ukraine majdan protests were a coup. He had no opponent for the whole time he was speaking, Nicolini added.

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As part of the pro-Putin GONGO Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, Migranyan served as Putin’s tool of public diplomacy in the USA for several years, according to political scientist Grigorij Mesežnikov.

The university invited him as a part of the mutual cooperation with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations where Migranyan is professor, according to the university’s dean Ľudmila Lipková. She did not answer questions about whether the university checked him out before issuing the invitation.

“We had official information about professor Migranyan’s academic activities,” Lipková told The Slovak Spectator.

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