Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
MOSCOW, May 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Latvia’s decision to put the USSR on a par with Hitler Germany is an immoral attempt to distort history, Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
“The decision of Latvian parliament which was clearly passed to suit political interests cannot but cause our legitimate indignation. We regard it as a new and cynical attempt of the Latvian authorities to distort history by equalizing Hitler Germany with the Soviet Union that made a decisive contribution to victory over fascism and to desecrate the memory of those who saved the world from the ‘brown plague’ at the cost of irretrievable losses,” the diplomat emphasized.
The new amendments are also violating Latvia’s international commitments.
“No one has cancelled the decisions of the Nuremberg Tribunal that lie at the core of the contemporary international legal system,” Lukashevich said.