Russian Foreign Ministry: EU does not support Nazism, but turns a blind eye to its manifestations

26.12.2018, Moscow.

The European authorities do not support fascism, but they turn a blind eye to its manifestations, the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on December 26.

According to the spokeswoman, Europe does not support the neo-Nazi ideology at the official level. “Everyone shares the opinion that the tragedy of the 20th century must not happen again,” Zakharova noted.

At the same time, however, Europe and the USA turn a blind eye to manifestations of neo-Nazis and to facts of re-writing history, including the dismantling of memorials to Red Army soldiers, changing placards on protected monuments, and complete indifference towards the neo-Nazi trends in Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

In Poland, according to the law banning the propaganda of communism and/or any other totalitarian system in the names of buildings and other objects, 229 Soviet monuments are to be removed. For example, in October 2018 in the capital of Poland, the last monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Warsaw was destroyed.

An egregious incident took place in Prague, where the authorities of the Czech capital changed the placard on the Marshal Ivan Konev’s monument, alleging that he took part in the suppression of the “Prague Spring” in 1968.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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