MOSCOW, May 7. /TASS/. The Soviet Union and China paid the highest price for ultimate victory in World War II and any attempts at belittling their contribution to this triumph would be false and criminal as well, Chairman of the Russian Historical Society, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Sergei Naryshkin, said in a Russian-Chinese television linkup devoted to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.
“The Soviet Union and China paid the highest price for victory in World War II. The memory of the colossal sacrifices is an imperative to appreciate peace and stand firm in defense of historical truth," Naryshkin said.
"I am certain that any attempts at belittling the contribution of Russia and China to the victory of the anti-Hitler coalition are not just false, but criminal." Likewise, Nazism will remain "categorically intolerable, whatever garb it may be cloaked in," Naryshkin stressed.
UN role in global security
The United Nations and its agencies remain the most universal and legitimate platforms for addressing key issues of global security, Sergei Naryshkin believes. "The architecture of international security should be improved, there’s no denying that. But the UN platform still has no alternative in terms of universality or legitimacy," he indicated.
Naryshkin recalled that "to provide answers to the numerous questions on strategic stability" Russian President Vladimir Putin had suggested holding a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.