Putin orders to draft over 140,000 men into army this springMilitary & Defense March 30, 10:51
Russia cuts oil output by 200,000 barrels a dayBusiness & Economy March 30, 8:09
Deal of ‘the century’: 150 years since the sale of Russian AlaskaSociety & Culture March 30, 2:55
Russian historical epic Viking to be released in Italy, UKSociety & Culture March 30, 2:11
Putin visits ice cave during Arctic tourSociety & Culture March 30, 0:02
Moscow slams West’s reaction to Russian protests as part of long-planned campaignRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 23:56
Putin orders Defense Ministry and FSB to ensure protection of Russia’s interests in ArcticMilitary & Defense March 29, 21:46
Kiev aware of few chances to win in debt lawsuit case — envoyBusiness & Economy March 29, 20:52
Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
VIENNA, June 11 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, who’s paying an official visit to Austria, said on Monday that Russia was concerned with facts of falsification of WWII history in Western Europe.
"Falsification of history is a very sensitive theme for us. We are greatly alarmed by attempts to glorify Nazism and create new pro-Nazi parties, “ Matviyenko said at a ceremony of exchanging instruments of ratification for the handover of the Esterhazy book collection to Austria.
Matviyenko noted that the Austrian authorities had “an adequate approach” to WWII history as she met Barbara Prammer, the president of the National Council of Austria.
"I know that Austria recognizes the decisive contribution of the Soviet people to the defeat of fascism and condemns any manifestations of Nazi ideology, including marches of Wafer SS veterans in the Baltic States,” Matvienko emphasized.
She hopes that Austrian politicians and historians will take an active part in a conference devoted to the WWII period in October 2013.