"Today Europe is facing a great challenge. We have to resist the strengthening of neo-Nazi ideology and extremism," Gojkovic said addressing members of the State Duma, lower Russian parliamentary house.
Gojkovic pointed to the atrocities committed during World War II, warning about the dangers of Nazism.
Commenting on Ukraine's vote against the resolution, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it is hard to understand how a country that had fully experienced the horrors of Nazism during the World War II did not back the document condemning the glorification of the Nazi ideology.
Russia has repeatedly stressed that outbursts of aggressive nationalism and neo-Nazism in Ukraine have become widespread. Far-rights group were actively involved in the February coup in Kiev and in the military operation against predominantly Russian-speaking South-East of the country.