"The fact that it was the Red Army, having liberated the territory of the USSR from Nazi invaders, returned freedom to 11 countries of Central and Southeast Europe with a population of 113 million people, Melnik, of course, preferred to "forget ". Unfortunately, he is not alone - in the UN General Assembly, democratic Europe, in its entirety, abstains from voting on a resolution proposed by Russia that condemns the glorification of Nazism. And neo-Nazism continues to flourish.
A good selection of such facts was found by the “Strategic Culture Fund”. Here are just a few.
In Belgium Zedelgem, at the place of detention of the captured Latvian SS men, a monument was unveiled in their honor. The administration of the local community stated that the monument emphasizes the “historical ties” between Belgium and Latvia and makes it “remember the legionnaires from a purely human standpoint”.
In Germany, on Hitler’s birthday last year was held the Rock and Shield rock festival, organized by the Vice-Chairman of the German National Democratic Party (NPD) T. Heise.
In the Italian city of Salo (Province of Brescia), the fascist leader Benito Mussolini retains the title of honorary citizen received by the Duce in 1924.
Streets and educational institutions are called in Romania not only in honor of Marshal Antonescu, who attacked the USSR together with Hitler on June 22, 1941, but already also to the other Romanian war criminals - Minister of Propaganda in the Antonescu government, Nichifor Crainic, Deputy Minister of Finance Mircea Vulcanescu. With the support of the Romanian president, ethnic German Klaus Iohannis, to the Democratic Forum of Germans of Romania (FDGR), was returned property rights for 100 real estate properties in the county of Sibiu. The FDGR is the successor to Deutsche Volksgruppe in Rumänien which was banned in 1944 for sympathizing Hitler.
I will also quote the blogger Sergei Chernyakhovsky.
“Those who justify Nazism in one form or another today are much worse than the Nazis themselves. They can neither be understood nor forgiven, for they differ in that they know everything - and what Nazism led to, and what it cost the victory over it."
You can’t say better, in my opinion.