Report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the most vivid manifestations of Nazism, Neo-Nazism, xenophobia and related intolerance observed in a number of countries
This report represents a further effort by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation to attract attention of the international public to the ever more vivid manifestations of Nazism, Neo-Nazism, xenophobia and related intolerance observed in a number of countries.
In spite of the legal mechanisms developed and functioning in the framework of the United Nations, OSCE and the Council of Europe that disavow, condemn and aim to prevent the glorification of Nazism, xenophobia and related intolerance, what we see today in a range of countries is a blatant propaganda of Nazi ideas and values, the rise of national radicalism and intensified attempts to split the society on ethnic and language grounds.
The Russian Federation is especially concerned about the increasingly active campaign to revise the history of the Second World War, cynical attempts to whitewash war criminals and their accomplices, those who developed and implemented the racial supremacy theory, and to present Nazi collaborators as participants in national liberation movements, and blasphemous efforts by political elites of a number of Western and East European countries to destroy historical memory. Such irresponsible actions incompatible with international obligations of the countries have led to the emergence in Europe of a generation that does not know the truth about the most horrible war in the history of mankind, including about the intended purpose and numerous war crimes of the units of the SS organization recognized as criminal by the Nuremberg Tribunal.