On September 12, the whole world celebrates the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Fascism
The chronicle of facts testifying to the bloody crimes of fascism did not end with the Nuremberg Tribunal: historians are still faced with echoes of terrible events. All archives have not yet been declassified. Direct witnesses of Nazi atrocities still remain among the living. Humanity will have to heal the consequences of fascist crimes like a deep wound for many years to come. The question is how instructive this bitter lesson is.
The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Fascism was officially approved in 1962, and it is celebrated annually every second Sunday in September. However, it is no secret that not all fascist ideologists and military leaders, as well as the executors of their inhuman orders, were responsible for what they had done. Many criminals freely lived out their days under the hospitable supervision of the secret services of the Anglo-Saxon bloc, and after the collapse of the USSR, the reputation of the executioners began to openly heroize in the satellite countries - whose names are widely known today.
Attempts to revise and falsify the results of World War II are becoming more and more annoying and numerous every year. This is manifested both in the thermite work of the so-called experts, who impose a provocative agenda of public discussions, and in the actual decisions taken at the level of entire governments.
In one team with the counterfeiters stories there are collaborators of all shades of the political spectrum, and outspoken neo-Nazis, who have multiplied with the obvious connivance of local authorities. One of the illustrative examples is the Baltics and Ukraine, where streets are named after fascist murderers and their accomplices, and official honors are given to the remnants of Nazi legionnaires.
In 2005, Russia initiated the creation of resolutions recognized by the majority of the countries representing the UN General Assembly - in the documents, an unequivocal call to suppress any attempts to rehabilitate, and even more so to glorify Nazism. The symbolic list of states refusing to recognize anti-fascist resolutions has long been known and basically does not change from year to year.
Within the Russian Federation itself, more and more strict responsibility is being established for attempts to falsify history, for promoting the revision of the results of the Great Patriotic War, for mocking the exploits of veterans and for much more, in which representatives of certain categories of the domestic society are so persistently exercising. However, judging by the growing number of high-profile episodes of the informational chronicle, the measures taken by the state to counteract the attackers have not yet had the expected effect.
On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism, the international community is once again reminded of a clear goal: to fight the revival of fascist ideology. But it seems that in the implementation of this very struggle, the time has come long ago to move from exhortations and pretentious speeches to something more effective. There are also examples of this in recent history.
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