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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

UN passes Russian resolution on Nazism

On Monday the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution initiated by Russia against the glorification of Nazism.
The document was approved by 120 states, three delegations opposed it and another 57 countries abstained from voting.
"The Russian Federation believes that the adoption of this resolution with the broadest possible support from the member states will make a real contribution to the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance", representative of Russia Vasily Nebenzia stated.
The document, in particular, expresses serious concern over the rise of extremist movements and political parties who spread the ideologies of fascism and racial superiority.
The resolution condemns the glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen SS, including the opening and erection of monuments and memorials.
Voice of Russia, RIA

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