by Justin Cowgill
I'm elated to learn that, following the advice of myself and others, Zavtra, a Russian Red-Brown newspaper, has run a full-page advertisement written by Ingrid Zundel in defense of Ernst Zundel. The extremely well-written essay describes in detail the arrest and deportation of Zundel, as well the political ramifications of revisionism and why Zundel's vengeful enemies want so desperately to silence him. (Illustration: Zavtra logo)
While the Washington Times heavily censored Mrs. Zundel's advertisement, Zavtra ran it in full. For those unfamiliar with Russian politics, Zavtra is the leading national-patriotic newspaper in Russia. It is an opposition paper that seeks to unite the Russian Right and Left. Its editor-in-chief is Aleksandr Prokhanov. One can purchase a copy of Zavtra from nearly any kiosk in Moscow.
Zavtra is read by nearly all of Russia's political elite, which means that many Russian politicians are now aware of the Zundel case. They are most likely now discussing it among themselves. In Russia, it is no secret how powerful the Zionist lobby is in the United States. The enemies of our people have definitely taken notice of the Zavtra advertisement, which I predict will be a much larger event than the Washington Times advertisement. This is truly an important development!
(illustration: A recent pro-Zundel demonstration by the National Alliance at the Canadian consulate in Seattle)
The Russian political elite now know about the supposed "democracy" and "human rights" enjoyed in America, and they will have something to think about next time they are criticized by the cultural elite in the West. In terms of freedom of speech and open political debate, Russia is far ahead of the United States and Canada. I congratulate Mr. Prokhanov and Zavtra for having the courage to take up the cause for Ernst Zundel. For those readers who can read Russian, Zavtra's website can be found at http://www.zavtra.ru. English-speaking readers may read the English-language version of the advertisement by clicking the following link.