OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin saw in the resolution of the European Parliament adopted in September this year and devoted to the importance of preserving historical memory for the future of Europe an attempt to distort the truth about the Second World War. This was announced by the head of state at a meeting of the organizing committee “Victory”.

According to the politician, attempts to distort the historical truth do not stop, and now “quite respectable international institutions and European structures” have joined in them.

In particular, the President said, the resolution “virtually put the Nazi aggressors on a level with the Soviet Union, and almost accuses the USSR, together with Nazi Germany, of unleashing the Second World War.” “As if they had forgotten who attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941!” he said.

According to Putin, those who are trying to argue “with such a really unfounded shameless lie are accused… of the information war against democratic Europe.”

The resolution devoted to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War was adopted by European deputies in September. “MEPs voice concern at the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime and see them as a “dangerous component of the information war waged against democratic Europe,” the document says.

The deputies suggested including the history and analysis of the consequences of totalitarian regimes in the curricula and textbooks of all schools in the European Union. The European Parliament also proposed to establish May 25 as the International Day of Heroes of the Fight against Totalitarianism (the anniversary of the execution of the Auschwitz hero Rotamaster Witold Pilecki) in order to provide future generations with a “clear example of the correct attitude to take in the face of the threat of totalitarian enslavement”.