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Russian Deputy Proposes Jan. 27 as Holocaust Remembrance Day

Russian Deputy Proposes Jan. 27 as Holocaust Remembrance Day
01:45 08/02/2013
Tags: Holocaust, State Duma, A Just Russia party, Ilya Ponomaryov, Russia

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.

 

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  • ChristianWhat about the Original Nationals
    11:00, 08/02/2013
    What about the other 50 Million People who died accross Europe and Russia, don't you think you should remember them as well. I mean 50 million people is figure that justifies respect and memorisation as well. What is the idea behind focussing on one minor group and ignoring the original nationals

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