The United Nations General Assembly approved the Russian draft resolution on elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, and also against glorification of Nazism.
The document received back-up from the majority of states, but for the USA, Canada, Ukraine and Palau that voted against.
The document admits "disturbing growth of cases of discrimination, intolerance and extremist violence motivated by anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, hristianofobiya and prejudices against the people practicing other religions and beliefs."
In the resolution there is expressed concern in connection with "distribution in many parts of the world of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including groups of neo-Nazis and "skinheads", and also racist extremist movements and ideologies," and also regarding "continuous attempts of desecration or destruction of the memorials erected in memory of those who had been fighting against Nazism in the years of World War II". In several national and local parliaments there is noted the increased number of seats occupied by parties of racist or xenophobic character.
The resolution urges the countries of the world to take measures "on counteraction to any honouring of the Nazi organization "SS" and all its divisions, including "Waffen SS". There is outlined concern regarding "the erection of construction of monuments and memorials and holding public demonstrations devoted to glorification of the Nazi past, the Nazi movement and neo-Nazism."
The document "irrevocably condemns any denial or attempt of denial of the Holocaust".
DONi News Agency