Mein Kampf signed by Hitler will be sold at auction in the UK

15.06.2017, United Kingdom.

A rare copy of Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s book, (included in Russia’s Federal List of Extremist Materials) is put up for auction in the UK, the BBC reported on June 15.

The Silverwoods auction house will put up the book with the Fuhrer’s autograph.  A representative of the Silverwoods said that there are people who believe that preserving this book is necessary, despite the horrors of Hitler’s rule.  “In a sense, it’s a way to touch a monster,” said the auctioneer. Continue reading

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Spanish Senate reviews crimes of Franco era

30.05.2017, Spain.

On May 30, the Spanish Senate in Madrid reviewed the case of illegal adoptions and kidnapping of children during the Franco regime, Rosa Primavera News Agency reports.

The Senate’s hearings should provide an opportunity to talk publicly about the crimes of the past years. It will also recall that thousands of pending and unsettled suits of such cases have not yet been recognized by Spanish courts. Currently, many Spaniards who survived abduction wish to meet their biological parents to find their families. Continue reading

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Russians in Latvia insulted by Saeima Member’s statement

29.05.2017, Latvia.

Four Latvian civic organizations, including the Russian Society in Latvia, filed a complaint to the Latvian Prosecutor General’s Office with a request to respond to a statement made by a member of the Latvian Parliament (Saeima), Edvīns Šnore, towards the Russian-speaking population of the Republic, a spokeswoman of the NPO (Nonprofit organization – Editor), Tatyana Favorova, said in an interview to media, the TASS news agency reports on May 29.

“This is a crime, not just some talking. It is something that must be punished under the Criminal Code,” this is how Favorova judged Šnore’s statement. Continue reading

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Symbols of the 1st Galician SS Division are not considered to be Nazi symbols in Ukraine

20.05.2017, Ukraine.

Symbols of the 1st Galician SS Division do not fall under the law banning Communist and Nazi propaganda, according to Vladimir Vyatrovich, the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) on May 18. This statement was an official response to a request by Strana.ua, an independent Ukrainian online newspaper.

Journalists from Strana.ua asked Vladimir Vyatrovich to explain the legitimacy in using the symbols of the 1st Galician SS Division in the light of the Ukrainian law “On Condemning the Communist and National-Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian Regimes on Ukraine and Forbidding the Propaganda of their Symbols”.  The law was ratified in April 2015.  Continue reading

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Assad: Our people are fighting not only terrorists, but also their patrons

12.05.2017, Syria.

The war of the Syrian people with terrorism is a continuation of the Russian people’s war with fascism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belarusian TV on Victory Day, reports RIA Novosti news agency on May 11, citing the text by the SANA Syrian news agency.

“The war your people waged back then is the same war that our people are waging today. The difference is only in names and different means, but the content is the same”, said Bashar Assad.

“The background is the same, and the war is the same. Why did Nazism appear; what did it want? it wanted to dominate the world, to exclude the rest. Today, our people are fighting not only with terrorists, but with those who sponsor them”, the Syrian president added. Continue reading

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The Third Congress of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance: Overview

08.05.2017, Russia.

This is the translation of the series of the presentations and the resolution of the Third Congress of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance (the ARPR) organization. The Third Congress titled “The Impending Catastrophe and How to Combat It”  was held in Moscow on April 15th. Delegates from 64 regional offices arrived at the event. Members of The Federation Council and State Duma also participated, along with ombudsmen for children’s rights from a number of regions, clergy from various denominations, family and children’s experts that work in science, the arts, and education, from other parental organizations. Continue reading

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Odessa City Council speaks out against “decommunization” of street names

28.04.2017, Ukraine.

Members of the Odessa City Council reversed the decision to change the Soviet–era street names, also known as “decommunization”, conducted by Mikheil Saakashvili, the former city governor, RIA Novosti news agency reported on April 28.

Changes affected about 56 street names. For example, the “Heavenly Hundred” avenue was renamed back to the original “Marshal Zhukov” avenue.The street recently named in honor of Roman Shukhevich (formerly – “Yaroslav Galan” street) is now called “Defenders of the Fatherland”.

The alleys, bearing the names of, so called, “heroes” of the Anti-Terrorist Operation* in the Donbass region, have also been renamed.

Those members of the City Council who spoke out for reversing the initiative of the former city governor Mikheil Saakashvili stressed that several streets subjected to change do not exist at all, and others had their Soviet–era names changed earlier by the City Council Toponymic  Commission. Continue reading

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In Italy there is an urge to ban Facebook pages which justify fascism

26.04.2017, Italy.

On April 25, in her address to Facebook’s administration, Laura Boldrini, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, stated the need to ban the propaganda of fascist and Nazi ideas through the Facebook social network, reported the RIA Novosti news agency.

In Laura Boldrini’s address it is said that fascist manifestations, as well as all forms of fascist apologetics, are prohibited in Italy.  Laura Boldrini informed her audience that according to a survey which was conducted by the National Association of the Italian Partisans (ANPI), about 2700 Facebook pages in Italy are related to right-wing extremism. 300 of them are of an openly fascist nature. This is why the discussion has now become important. Since Facebook, as a social network, is one of the most important tools of youth communication, the existence of pro-fascist pages poses a real threat today, said the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. Continue reading

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RVS (All-Russian Parents Resistance) Expert: We cannot allow our children to become cannon fodder for a new “führer”

24.04.2017, Russia.

In social networks, schoolchildren are exposed to a certain subculture which uses methods of intimidation and terror, Andrey Trubnikov, an activist from the Bryansk branch of the All-Russian Parents Resistance (Russian: RVS) organization,  reported during the Third Congress of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance organization on April 15.

The RVS activist spoke about large youth groups in social networks which are created using the principles of psychological pressure, intimidation, and terror. For example, participants of such groups are offered to anonymously post the contact information about their so-called “enemies”, and to organize their “punishment”. Continue reading

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