Russia’s aggressive attempts to rewrite history makes it important to commemorate the victims of totalitarianism more than ever before, said Latvian member of the European Parliament on the eve of the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
As reported by Vaidere’s press-representative Ģirts Salmgriezis, 12 years ago Vaidere and four other foreign MEPs accomplished in the European Parliament to declare that the day of signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact as the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism in Europe.
The MEP stresses that borders of independent countries and their sovereignty has never stopped Russia’s imperialistic desires. Even now we can see Russia’s foreign policy is focused on aggression and distortion of facts of history. This much is clearly demonstrated by the Russian State Duma’s new legislative proposal – to cancel the resolution adopted by the 2nd Congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR in 1989, which condemns and declares the hidden protocols of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact as null and void. This sensational decision had an enormous role in Latvia’s movement towards recovery of independence.
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