The Ministry of foreign Affairs condemned the conduct in Latvia with the assistance of the authorities of the state of memorable shares in honor of Legionnaires 'Waffen-SS," according to the appeal of the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs on issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.
"Our fundamental position remains unchanged: the rendering honors to persons involved in a bloody war crimes, crimes Against humanity, mass executions of tens of thousands of people based on race and bigotry against civilians, including women and children, during the 2nd world war, contrary to the decisions of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the UN Charter and a number of fundamental international legal instruments in the field of human rights. That and too much of a mockery of the memory of million victims of the Nazis and their collaborators, " reads the statement Dolgova, published on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation." Consider absurd and immoral attempts parts of commissioners of the political establishment Latvia and echoing them pseudo-historians to imagine that, say, Latvian SS Legion " fought for the freedom of Latvia. The true freedom fighters of this country and dozens of other countries with their lives, saved the world from Nazism. But these heroes today in parts of the countries-EU members not in favor, " said Debts. Dolgov said that underestimating and ignoring the dangerous tendencies of neo-Nazism, the acquiescence of its spread is fraught with the growth of radical extremist movements on the European continent and beyond. According to his statement, the tragic events of recent months in Ukraine - clear evidence of that." We expect that these are periodically held in the Latvian capital shameful action heroes of the Nazis get, finally, an adequate assessment of the international and European organizations, including the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, designed to ensure human rights and the rule of law, and the Latvian authorities will be sent the appropriate signals, " drew the attention of Debts. Remember, the first day of the week in the capital of Latvia was the Procession the procession to the monument of Freedom, which was attended by veterans of the Latvian Legion of the Waffen-SS and their young supporters of the radicals. The mayor of Riga nil Ushakov thanked the residents of the Latvian capital, not released on the first day of the week Procession in honor of the unofficial "day of remembrance" of the Latvian Legion of the Waffen-SS. Prior to that authorized the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said that the SS veterans March in Latvia cannot be seen in the context of freedom of speech, This event is a direct contradiction to the actions of Riga obligations under international law. Two Latvian divisions of the Waffen-SS were created by the Nazis in 1943. For several years after separation of Latvia from the USSR in 1991, 16 March was the official anniversary. But after the procession of former SS men in the center of Riga has caused extremely strong reaction both in Russia and in the West, it was decided to strike out this day from the list of memorable dates. In January the head of the Israeli branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, main "Nazi hunter," the doctor Efraim Zuroff said that the process of rewriting the history of the Second world war and the genocide of European Jewry with the filing of the country is most active in the post-Soviet Baltic republics and Ukraine. In addition, at the end of February, the Congress of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia adopted a resolution " Against the revision of the results of the Second world war ", in which condemned the leadership of Ukraine, Moldova and the Baltic States, contributing to the glorification of Nazi collaborators.