August 23 — Day of Remembrance for victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes


The resolution "On the unification of a divided Europe" condemned both totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century — Nazism and Stalinism, and on August 23 — the day of the signing of the pact Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact — Declared European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

The resolution is not binding and is a political statement.

The document expresses "deep concern about the glorification of the totalitarian regime, including public demonstrations, during which positively assessed nasystskaya and Stalinist past ", and expressed caution due to the rise of extremist movements, among other things — the Nazis and skinheads.

"Recalling that the knowledge of history helps to prevent the recurrence of such crimes in the future, and that the frank and substantive discussion of the history will promote reconciliation based on truth and honor the memory of the victims … The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly reiterates its common position, which hates the totalitarian rule in whatever any form, regardless of its ideological base, "- said in a ezalyutsyi.

The resolution Lithuanian parliamentarian Vilia Alyaknaytse-Andrikienė and Slovene Roberto BATE call "to continue the study of the totalitarian heritage and raise awareness among the public," asking "the governments and parliaments of the States Parties to completely get rid of the structures and patterns of behavior aimed at making pryharoshyts past" and call State to open their historical and political archives, to fight against xenophobia and aggressive nationalism.


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