OREANDA-NEWS.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on American politicians to abandon arrogant statements about historical events, including the Second World War, and contribute to resolving contemporary global threats.

Earlier, US Vice President Michael Pence at the annual conference of the conservative circles of the Republican Party of the United States, criticizing socialism, actually deleted the Soviet Union from among the powers that won in World War II. According to him, "freedom, not socialism, put an end to slavery, won two world wars and turned America into a ray of hope for all mankind".

As the Foreign Minister recalled, in January in Jerusalem at the Holocaust Remembrance Forum, speaking of Auschwitz, Pence did not mention the Red Army that liberated this concentration camp.