“In retrospect, it seems plain that Dr. Lozansky targeted the conservative movement and Republican party with his Russian propaganda efforts.”
“Republican ideology and the party’s gradual Russification culminated in their turn towards Putin this year.
The roots of the GOP sea change didn’t happen overnight, and weren’t solely a product of Trump’s political machinations.
It was the product of GOP leadership changing direction after decades of radical ideology, and fueled by Russian state-connected oil money ever since super lobbyist Jack Abramoff began doing business with NaftaSib in the 1990s until his prosecution in the mid-2000s whereupon ex-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort clearly took over the reigns of his Russian oil driven, dark money empire.
Even the NRA suddenly changed into a pro-Putin group after some targeted courting with love from Russia’s fake NRA.
Gallup reported a seismic shift in Republican opinion towards Vladimir Putin in February 2017. They wrote:
A major reason for the overall rise in Putin’s favorable rating this year is Republicans’ more positive views of the Russian leader, from 12% in 2015 to 32% today. This comes at a time when President Donald Trump wants to improve relations with Russia, after somewhat frosty relations between the two countries during Barack Obama’s presidency. Independents’ opinions of Putin also have grown more positive in the last two years, but to a lesser extent than Republicans’. Democrats’ views have become slightly less positive, with just 10% viewing Putin favorably today.
He Formed The First Young Republicans Club In The Soviet Union, But Soured On America After Ukraine’s Orange Revolution
Russian emigrant Edward Lozansky became a Republican shortly after arriving in America with an improbable story that led to Capital Hill and a 40-year career which has evolved into him becoming the dean of the Putin apologist propagandists in Washington, D.C.
The anti-communist crusader emigrated from Moscow to the United States via Rome in 1977 and since then quickly managed to ingratiate himself into the highest level of American politics and stay there for four decades.
Today, he’s sharing space in Moscow with Vladimir Putin’s top propagandist in Eastern Ukraine with his fake university.
Within months of arrival, his Soviet-themed Romeo and Juliet story of family separation became the lever through which he made friends in western New York’s Jewish community and how his story was quickly carried to the floor of the United States Congress by his Republican representative in the House.
Just weeks later, even President Jimmy Carter was lobbying for the cause of reuniting Lozansky and his family on the world stage.
Two years later, he joined the Young Republicans, and his wife Tatiana formed the first Young Republicans Chapter behind the Iron Curtain — just after Senators Jack Kemp and Bob Dole enacted a marriage in absentia ceremony for the Lozanskys inside the Capitol.
After Republicans rejected Putin’s invasion of Crimea in 2014, Lozansky’s love story with the GOP took an especially bitter, tragic twist.
Russian propaganda — and very specifically Dr. Lozansky’s opinion — holds the United States responsible for Eastern European “color” revolutions which have overthrown oppressive regimes, oligarchies and kleptocracies like exiled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych.
It’s a viewpoint which for good reason, has drawn quite vociferous American dissent.
The Republican Party’s thorough indoctrination into the right-wing of Russian politics didn’t happen overnight.
Lozansky’s World Russia Forum invited people to Washington, D.C. for decades, often into the Senate’s inner sanctum.
His issues were on the floor of Congress since the late 1970s.
Through his friendship Paul Weyrich, Lozansky was involved in the conservative movement nearby the one man who created of nearly every significant conservative group — from A.L.E.C. to the Council for National Policy to the Free Congress Foundation, Heritage Foundation and the Krieble Foundation — which started in the 1980s and consumed Republican political thought in the 2000s and to this day.
He was also close with the Cato Institute.
Through the years, his associates from Russia and his associates in the United States government came to a singular conclusion about first Lozansky’s activities, and later with the entire Russia lobby’s attributes.
They both realized that Lozansky leaned unusually heavily towards right-wing or Republican politics, and rarely if ever towards Democrats.
Disingenuously, Lozansky had blamed that bias on lacking access to the elite Clinton administration in 2000 when the Navy’s CNA Corp. sponsored the World Russia forum. His friend Paul Weyrich told C-SPAN during the coup which ended Soviet rule, that he had personally “trained” the Russian official in charge of privatizing — read: making his friends wealthy on sweetheart deals — state-run companies and assets for President Boris Yeltsin all the way through 1996.
In retrospect, it seems plain that Dr. Lozansky targeted the conservative movement and Republican party with his Russian propaganda efforts.
And the professor’s efforts to Russianize the Republican Party succeeded to a terrifying degree.