Lavrov: Attempts to falsify history must be further resisted

Russian expatriate organizations abroad could continue to play a role in resisting attempts at revising the outcome of World War II and the glorification of Nazism, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"The work to resist attempts to falsify history and the outcome of World War II, to profane the memory of those who defeated fascism and to glorify the Nazis and their accessories remains absolutely essential," Lavrov told the World Congress of Russian Expatriates in St. Petersburg on Friday.

Russia will continue "promoting a positive and unifying agenda in international relations, aimed at strengthening the joint efforts to respond to the challenges of the globalization era common to all, guided by international law," he said.

Moscow highly values the initiatives proposed by expatriate organizations abroad to mark memorable dates in Russian history, he said. Lavrov cited the 200th anniversary of the 1812 Patriotic War as an example.

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