In Dresden, Russian flags of protest against Islam and Merkel

Whether with Russian flags, T-shirts or calls of help to President Vladimir Putin, the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement in Dresden is not just xenophobic – it’s also friendly toward Russia.


Deutsche Welle wonders why ordinary Germans feel estranged from the Merkel government and have swelled the ranks of PEGIDA.

I suspect there exists a bit of West German snobbery at play as dark undertones are insinuated about the motives of the easterners from Dresden and the former GDR.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “”Being pro-Russia means being anti-US,” said Ulbricht, who used to moderate town hall discussions with PEGIDA.”

    So they are still socialists.
    Yeah, there is like TOTALLY NO WAY this organization hasn’t been penetrated.
    They are puppets agitating for a better puppet master.

    • Germany, what a country!

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yeah, what a country!
        Mostly this seems symptomatic of Europe in general.

      • WalterBannon

        We should have nuked them like japan when we had a chance

    • canminuteman

      Possibly. But Russians are less socialist than Germany. Maybe they have figured out that the Germans have sold them out, so they are better off allying with the Russians. Sad, but possible.

  • tom_billesley

    The flag with the red ground and yellow bordered black Nordic Cross is the 1944 German anti-Nazi “Resistance Flag” of Josef Wirmer.