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By now, most people have probably learned about Russia “Active Measures”. And, that Russia funds propaganda in an effort to create conflict or deepen existing conflicts, with the goal of destroying their enemies from within. It is now known that they funded the US Communist Party up until the late 80s. So, perhaps they funded the US Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, as well. In the early days of former KGB officer Putin’s presidency, ?former? Nazi and Klansman David Duke started spending time in Russia. How long has Duke been linked to Russia? Was he part of Soviet active measures? He moved to Russia around the time that Putin became President, and while under investigation by the US government. Duke sold his book in the Russian parliament (Duma). Part of active measures is “plausible deniability”.

This sounds like Active Measures pre-date the Russian Revolution:
Active Measures (AM) have been a significant weapon in the Russian and Soviet arsenal for over 100 years. By active measures is meant the coordinated direction by the centralized authoritarian hierarchy of a combination of overt and covert techniques that propagate Russian, (formerly Soviet) ideas, political/military preferences and undermine those of their democratic adversaries. Disinformation – intentionally disseminating false information such as forgeries – is just one of the many overt and covert influence techniques used by the Russian/Soviet leadership in what they call “active measures.” Excerpt from Written Testimony of ROY GODSON to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Open Hearing, March 30, 2017 “Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns.” [1]

Since the early 1920s the USSR has used front organizations as a means of gaining worldwide support for its policies. Fronts are designed to appeal to a broad range of opinion and to conceal their links to the USSR and international communism. They invariably support Soviet propaganda themes, attack the West, and never criticize the USSR… The fronts find it difficult to cooperate with groups who have criticized Soviet as well as Western policies… Forgeries can be easily exposed as fakes, but denial may never entirely offset the initial damage, which can be compounded by repeated references to the original forgery in Soviet or procommunist media, often months or years after the primary surfacing. Forgeries are prepared by KGB specialists under the supervision of the Active Measures Section, Service A, of the KGB’s First Chief Directorate…” “Active Measures: A Report on the Substance and Process of Anti-U.S. Disinformation and Propaganda Campaigns” August 1986, US Dept of State: [2]

This apparently was a fake:


Contrary to claims at the time, the US Communist Party apparently continued to be funded by the Soviet Union until almost the end (1989): “From 1959 until 1989, when Gus Hall attacked the initiatives taken by Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union, the Communist Party received a substantial subsidy from the Soviets… Releases from the Soviet archives show that all national Communist parties that conformed to the Soviet line were funded in the same fashionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_USA#Soviet_funding_and_espionage

In the 1960s, David Duke reportedly wore swastika armbands; gave pro-Nazi speeches, and attended a speech given by a civil rights activist while wearing a Nazi uniform. See: “David Duke: the former Ku Klux Klan leader at the centre of Scalise scandal” by Nicky Woolf https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/31/david-duke-former-ku-klux-klan-leader-steve-scalise

See too:

U.S. Ties ‘Klan’ Olympic Hate Mail to KGB” By Fred Barbash August 7, 1984

Examining Russian Disinformation” November 19, 2017 8:10 AM ET

Link for Note [1] https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=802222
Link for Note [2] http://insidethecoldwar.org/sites/default/files/documents/Soviet%20Active%20Measures%20Substance%20and%20Process%20of%20Anti-US%20Disinformation%20August%201986.pdf