MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian opposition deputy, Ilya Ponomaryov from the A Just Russia party, has proposed establishing a new memorable date, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on January 27.
In line with a relevant bill submitted to the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, on Thursday, the date is to be marked in the country from 2014.
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the killings of 6 million of Jews and millions of others by Nazis.
January 27 is the commemoration day designated by the United Nations General Assembly. On that day in 1945, the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Soviet troops.