Kyivpost.com reported on 27 January that the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Russia has urged the United Nations to snub all politicians who are trying to cover up crimes committed by the Nazis.
The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Russia has urged the United Nations to snub all politicians who are trying to cover up crimes committed by the Nazis.
"The Jewish community of Russia is urging the world community to clearly state its opinion and condemn the revision of the history of World War II at the United Nations by a special resolution against collaboration and Nazi regimes. We believe that the UN resolution must not only denounce Nazism but declare persona non grata all political figures fully or partly rehabilitating it," a statement received by Interfax on Wednesday said.
Today, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by the Red Army and ahead of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II "it sounds especially blasphemous when representatives of Baltic States, Ukraine and other European countries say that the Nazi regime of Hitler was identical to the political system that existed in the Soviet Union when Stalin was in power."
"We are not trying to suppress Stalin or the regime he created," the statement said.
Nevertheless, the federation is convinced that "we must truly study history without trying to make an idol out of some one political figure or other."
It should also be understood that "this is work for the future rather than for the past," the statement said.