36 MEPs sent parliamentarians of all countries of the European Union a letter urging to declare August 23 Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
Among the signatories — five of the six MEPs from Latvia and other members of the group on European historical reconciliation in the European Parliament.
"Europe can never be united, if we do not acknowledge their common history and condemned the regimes of Stalinism and Nazism crimes against the people of Europe", — said the Latvian MEP Sandra Kalnietse.
She is convinced that the problem of people — reminding about the crimes committed by these two regimes during the Second World War, so they are not repeated.
The letter's authors remind us that in the former Soviet Union and in the satellite countries, the number of victims of Stalinism is about 20 million people, but the blame for their deaths often go unpunished.