Diether Dehm

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Diether Dehm is one of the founders of pro-Russian media Weltnetz, caught on spreading Kremlin-style narratives, especially regarding Russia’s war against Ukraine. Dehm is believed to have worked for the Stasi during the communist era. Dehm called the Butcha massacre by Russian forces “a fake” and campaigned against weapons supply to Ukraine. Interestingly, Dehm got vaccinated against Coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik vaccine.

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Diether Dehm is one of the “most interesting” founders of Weltnetz. Tv. He is the author of the songs, the music producer and the left politician of Germany. In the 1960s, acting as a singer, he used the alias Lerrin, formed by a combination of his nickname Larry and Lenin. Diether Dehm joined the German Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1966 when the Social Democrat Willy Brandt rose from the post of Western Berlin mayor to the German Foreign Minister.

In 1970, Diether Dehm was recruited as a Stasi informant. A KGB report says that he has been motivated to cooperate primarily by its political views. As an unofficial Stasi staffer, Dehm provided a lot of information about the moods of the left groups of Frankfurt University, the artistic circles of Western Germany, and their activities.

It is to be recalled that Stasi was considered one of the most repressive and powerful special services of the Cold War era. The Stasi gained such fame thanks to its highly developed network of informers – unofficial employees.

Open sources say Dehm stopped working with the Stasi, but do spies ever resign? Was there a successful attempt to eliminate the past and become a politician?

In 1993, he was elected to the Frankfurt Municipal Council and the following year to the Bundestag. Dehm was forced to leave the SPD due to the disseminated information about his cooperation with Stasi. In 1996, the District Court of Frankfurt found it legal to call Dehm a Stasi informant.

Dehm was elected to the Bundestag several more times under PDS flags, but after his defeat in 2003, he joined “The Left” party. In 2005, he was elected to the Bundestag again. 

Since 2010, he has been the head of the Federal Working Group of Left Entrepreneurs, representing the interests of entrepreneurs. In 2014, a video was published on this platform, which spoke gently and lovingly about Russia, which then annexed Crimea. They told how everything was unclear and how 60% of the population in Crimea have Russian roots. The logic of their argumentation was reminiscent of Hitler, who annexed Austria and part of Czechia before attacking Poland.

In 2021, Dehm was vaccinated against the Coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine. He received his first dose in May in Moscow during a celebration of the 76th anniversary of the USSR victory over Nazi Germany and the second, two months later, in San Marino.

This became known after Dehm appealed to the district health department of Fulda to issue a certificate of vaccination from Covid but received a refusal based on the decision of the Hessen Administrative Court (VGH) in Kassel, according to which people vaccinated with Sputnik-V are not entitled to a German vaccination certificate.

The fact that he was on a business trip at the state’s expense during the vaccination adds peculiarity to this conflictual event.

Journalists and experts who publish on the Welnetz platform usually call the Russian-Ukrainian War the “War in Ukraine”, “forgetting” the fact that it is Russia that started it. In a strange coincidence, most of the Weltnetz.TV materials are promoting the cessation of the war via de-escalation. And, of course, this should begin with the halt of weapons supply to Ukraine.

Dehm called his party leadership a “careerist apparatus of BND-trimmed egomaniacs”. On the North-Atlantic military alliance, he said: “The biggest criminal organisation after the SS was NATO. And NATO is still that way today.” And in an appearance on the Russian propaganda channel RT DE at the beginning of February, he still celebrated Vladimir Putin as a unique personality whom no Western statesman could hold a candle to.

As ZDF reported, Dehm’s expulsion proceedings were organised. ZDF quoted from a motion stating that the former Left Party member of the Bundestag had called for “supporting and organising a competing election bid against the Left Party in the 2024 European elections”. Dehm had hinted at the end of August during an appearance that a new left alliance should run in the European elections. Dehm himself announced on Twitter that he knew nothing about an application to leave the party.

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