Leonid Slutsky: Russia at the international level will call for measures to protect historical memory

The Russian side will demand at all international venues the adoption of measures, including legislative ones, to protect the historical memory of the Second World War. This was announced to TASS on Saturday by the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky, commenting on the message about the desecration of the monument to the Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Konev in Prague.

“It’s definitely not worth giving up, especially on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. At all international venues, including the UN, PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), OSCE PA (Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), we As the heirs of the winners, we intend to call for measures, including legislative ones, to preserve historical memory.We also advocate common European educational standards that will prevent the role of the USSR from becoming extinct from the general history. . The thunder of fascism This is crucial to prevent relapse Fascism in the world “, – said Slutsky.

At the same time, according to him, the Russian side hopes that Czech President Milos Zeman, who said on Friday that he could revise plans for participation in May 2020 in Moscow celebrations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War due to the Russian approach to assessing the entry of troops of the Warsaw Pact (VD) into Czechoslovakia in August 1968, he will nevertheless arrive at the celebrations in Moscow.

In general, the head of the committee stated that in a number of European countries “there is a deliberate policy of falsifying the history of the Second World War, reviewing its results by adherents of revenge”, in some capitals “the ideology of historical lies has been raised to the state level.” “In the heat of Russophobian hysteria, monuments are demolished and the graves of Soviet soldiers-liberators uprooted, and the crimes of the vandals go unpunished,” concluded Slutsky.

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