Russian Lawmaker Warns Against Spread of Neo-Fascist Organizations in Modern World

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Neo-fascist organizations should not be allowed to function in the modern world as they were deemed criminal following the Nuremberg process, Russian lawmaker Olga Kazakova said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

STRASBOURG, September 29 (RIA Novosti) – Neo-fascist organizations should not be allowed to function in the modern world as they were deemed criminal following the Nuremberg process, Russian lawmaker Olga Kazakova said in an interview with RIA Novosti Monday.

“Neo-fascism is not a phantom, but there are concrete facts proving the crimes of neo-fascist organizations,” the lawmaker told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) fall session in Strasbourg.

"In my address [tomorrow] I will call to talk about the organizations that exist today – Waffen-SS Veterans, Galician movement that is raising the head now and is not ashamed of speaking about their right to exist, and under the cover of rhetoric try to walk away from historical crimes," Kazakova said.

Olga Kazakova is the only representative from Russia present at the fall session of the PACE.

The Russian delegation has skipped the ongoing PACE session due to the split with the West, after the assembly agreed in April to curb Russia voting rights following the conflict in Ukraine and Crimea's reunification with Russia. In spring, Moscow officially informed the PACE about its decision to halt bilateral cooperation and bowed out of the summer session.

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