MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik) — Any attempt to rewrite history is unacceptable, because it is often driven by a desire to hide shame and complicity with the Nazis, Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 27, as the international community marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"There can’t be and there is no limit for such crimes. They can’t be forgiven or forgotten. Any attempt to cover up these events, to distort or rewrite history is unacceptable and immoral. Such attempts are driven by a desire to hide one’s own shame — shame of cowardice, hypocrisy and betrayal — to justify direct or indirect tacit complicity with the Nazis," Vladimir Putin said.
Early January Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk amazed the world with an announcement that the USSR invaded Ukraine and Germany during the WWII, not taking into account the fact that prior to the Second World War, most of Ukraine, including Kiev, was part of the Soviet Union.
Later on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, where a project titled "Man and Shoah" will be launched on the day marking 70 years since the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz.