MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. Russia will continue to actively counteract neo-Nazism, extremism and religious intolerance as well as speak out against revising the results of the Second World War, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Friday.
"Systemic work on counteracting the glorification of Nazism should remain an important priority of the international agenda. Russia will continue to actively oppose the revision of the results of World War Two and will counteract neo-Nazism, extremism and religious intolerance," the diplomat said.
In this regard, she also reiterated that International Holocaust Remembrance Day is being marked today. "Not only countries should pontificate on this subject," the spokeswoman noted. "Today, let’s simply talk about this with each other like ordinary people and remember, without politics, without taking sides, just remember how things were 78 years ago," she suggested.
During the Second World War, 6 mln Jews and people of other nationalities were exterminated in Nazi concentration camps. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany. Per the decision of the UN General Assembly, since 2005, this day has been marked worldwide as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.