“We Are Kinda Experts On Nazism”: German Embassy’s Reply To Russia Is Winning Internet

Russia’s embassy in South Africa, in a tweet on Saturday, said the nation was “fighting Nazism” in Ukraine. However, German embassy called out their Russian counterparts in its reply to the tweet, which has now gone viral.

Russia’s South African embassy, in its tweet, had written: “Dear subscribers, we have received a great number of letters of solidarity from South Africans, both individuals and organizations. We appreciate your support and glad you decided to stand with us today, when Russia, like 80 years ago, is fighting Nazism in Ukraine!”

The German embassy, however, was in no mood to let the Russians steal the thunder, and pointed out that Russia is not fighting Nazism. And Germany, where the Nazi Party was founded, would know.

Germany’s embassy in South Africa wrote in reply: “Sorry, but we can’t stay silent on this one, it’s just far too cynical. What [Russia] is doing in [Ukraine] is slaughtering innocent children, women and men for its own gain. It’s definitely not ‘fighting Nazism.’ Shame on anyone who’s falling for this. (Sadly, we’re kinda experts on Nazism.)”

Social media users were surprised and happy at the same time, as Germany referred to its tainted past to respond to Russia, which it tends to avoid recalling usually. 

Political scientist Marcel Dirsus, quote tweeting German Embassy’s tweet, wrote: “I don’t know who does social media for the German Embassy in South Africa but they deserve a raise”

Filmmaker Jörg Tittel wrote: “This response from the German Embassy in South Africa to its Russian counterpart needs to be shared far and wide.”

Journalist Angelo Boccato, slamming Russia, said on the tweet: The Russian Embassy in South Africa was promoting the usual Putin’s nonsense rhetoric on denazification of Ukraine…and @GermanEmbassySA responded like this. Mic drop, and shame on whoever is falling for the lies of Putin and his acolytes. 

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