'Absolutely Controlled MP' Documents Link AfD Parliamentarian To Moscow

Russian government emails show evidence of how Moscow is seeking to exploit the Alternative for Germany party in its propaganda war. The right-wing populists appear to be voluntary accomplices -- and a member of the federal parliament is at the center of the scandal. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
AfD parliamentarian Markus Frohnmaier and Russian President Vladimir Putin

AfD parliamentarian Markus Frohnmaier and Russian President Vladimir Putin

AfD party leader Alexander Gauland (ledt) and Russian ideologist Alexander Dugin: The Russian leadership sees the biggest opposition party in the Germany parliament, the Bundestag, as an ally in the war against "degenerate Europe."

AfD party leader Alexander Gauland (ledt) and Russian ideologist Alexander Dugin: The Russian leadership sees the biggest opposition party in the Germany parliament, the Bundestag, as an ally in the war against "degenerate Europe."

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AfD parliamentary group head Alice Weidel with her former spokesman Frohnmaier

AfD parliamentary group head Alice Weidel with her former spokesman Frohnmaier

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The cultural center in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, (in the background) after the arson attack and far-right commentator Manuel Ochsenreiter

The cultural center in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, (in the background) after the arson attack and far-right commentator Manuel Ochsenreiter

Illustration: Simon Prades für den Spiegel