The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution calling on the international community to prevent the glorification of Nazism. The document, prepared with the participation of Russia, approved the 120 States, 57 abstained. United States, Canada and the Marshall Islands voted against.
The appearance of this document is not accidental: the UN stressed that in recent years, growing and gaining strength extremist movements that promote racism and xenophobia. There are ongoing attempts to desecrate or demolish monuments to those who fought against Nazism during the Second World War.
Governments around the world must "firmly and consistently confront it," the resolution said.
The document also notes the inadmissibility of "erecting monuments to the SS and events in their honor," ITAR-TASS. At issue in this case is primarily about Latvia and Estonia.
Speaking at a meeting of the General Assembly, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights Basil Nebenzia said that "denying the Nazis committed egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity would be to try to rewrite history."
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