Russophobia is an inordinate fear of anything Russian, the people, language, or culture. Russophobia has sometimes been used as a scare tactic to achieve political ends, for example during World War II in Nazi propaganda to support Nazi racial theories, or by the US Democratic party and Progressive media to attack Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential election and immediately afterwards in attempts to undermine the Trump administration. The Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups also discriminated against Russians and other Slavs.
Russophobia vs anti-communism
Russophobia should not be confused with the cause of anti-Communism, as critics of Sen. Joseph McCarthy often mistakenly do. The Russian people themselves were the biggest opponents of Communism from the earliest days after the October Revolution. The Russian people suffered much and where denied freedom and the right of self-determination by the Communists for more than 70 years.
Russians have also faced discrimination by many of the same people who also target other Slavic people such as Serbs, Slovenes, Croats, Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks. Russophobia often falls under a broader category called “Slavophobia”.
With the collapse of the leftist-controlled Soviet Union, which severely oppressed Christianity and espoused multicultural diversity, 70 years of human rights abuses were thrown off and a religious revival took place. In modern democratic Russia, laws, cultural norms, and public opinion have kept homosexuality illegal. Russia, its leaders, and Russian cultural traditions have become, since the Obama administration, a favorite scapegoat and punching bag for everything evil on the planet by activists of the homosexual agenda.
- "I think of a spider web, with a tarantula in the middle. And the tarantula, in my view, is Vladimir Putin, who is entrapping many people to do his bidding and to engage with him. And I would include those like Roger Stone and Carter Page and Michael Caputo and Wilbur Ross and Paul Manafort and Rex Tillerson."