Valdai club speaker: Hitler was better than the Bolsheviks

19.01.2018, Valdai.

Despite the fact that a colossal number of rabbis, imams, and clerics were sentenced to death by Hitler, he did not need repressions and a tough approach, unlike the Bolsheviks, Emeritus Professor of St. Anthony College (Oxford University) Robert Service said during the expert discussion at the Valdai Club on January 18, Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent reports. Contine reading

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. Contine reading

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. Contine reading

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. Contine reading

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, an independent Ukrainian online newspaper.

Journalists from 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.  Contine reading

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. Contine reading