The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, speaking on Friday 20 January at the exhibition opening in the framework of the Week of memory, dedicated to the International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and the anniversary of red Army’s liberation of Auschwitz, said that Russia will continue to defend adopted by the Nuremberg Tribunal decisions, RIA Novosti reported.
“Last year we celebrated the seventieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Tribunal, where for the first time in the history of war crimes against peace and humanity, criminal proceedings were brought those responsible for the outbreak of the Second World war. Russia will continue to resist the attempts of revision of the decisions of the Tribunal,” Lavrov said.
However, he noted that every year the number of countries acceding to Russia’s position on this issue is increasing, but the concern is that countries that do not support it, refer to the fact that they respect freedom of speech. But this freedom of speech essentially means that these countries are encouraged to “give freedom of speech of Goebbels propaganda”.
The exhibition includes more than 70 photos, documents and drawings from the 15 archives of museums and foundations in Russia, Ukraine, France, Switzerland.
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