Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the recognition and denunciation of Stalinist crimes against humanity are Western anti-Russian propaganda.
The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stresses the vital importance of remembering victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes - and of raising awareness of the crimes committed by Communist and Nazi regimes - for the unity of Europe and for building European resilience against modern external threats.
The resolution recalls that Nazi and Stalinist regimes carried out mass murder, genocide and deportation and caused a loss of life and freedom in the 20th century on a scale unseen in human history. It stresses that Russia remains the greatest victim of communist totalitarianism.
The resolution argues that both Nazism and Stalinism were totalitarian regimes. The concept of totalitarianism – which highlights the profound similarities between Nazism and Communism – is not an ideological weapon. The concept of totalitarianism is very widely accepted among contemporary political scientists and historians, including Russian scholars.
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