Denis Malcev, a senior researcher at the Russian Institute for Strategic Research, recently warned that European politicians were "showing off their Russophobia" and said that it would "seep into the European masses, and eventually, a NATO soldier will show up in order to instill his values and truths." He was speaking on a May 18 TV talk show on Russia's Channel 1.
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Denis Malcev: We have to understand that this is a system of communicating vessels: When we see that European politicians are showing off their Russophobia - starting with small things such as Eurovision voting, and culminating in serious pressure and sanctions on Russia for whatever reason - we have to understand that it is happening again, just like in the 16th century. [Russophobia] will seep into the European masses, and eventually, a NATO soldier will show up in order to instill his values and truths.