The Long Arm of the Kremlin
Deutsche Welle and France 24 looked into this issue in a joint investigative report. The trail led through several European cities and revealed that Moscow does, in fact, maintain closer connections to right-wing groups in the West than previously thought. Far-right parties have even received loans from banks with ties to the Kremlin. Indications are that a right-wing activist from Germany is promoting Russian interests in a number of countries. A French ex-soldier is said of have fought alongside pro-Kremlin separatists and then returned home to work with internal security forces during the yellow-vest protests. All this points to the possibility that Moscow could be purposely stirring up unrest and supporting far-right groupings in European Union countries, especially if these groups follow anti-democratic agendas.
A report by Julie Dungelhoeff and Frank Hofmann.