Lavrov opened in new York an exhibition on the Holocaust

The head of the Russian foreign Ministry expressed concern about “creeping rehabilitation of Nazism”

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying that “sacred duty” of the world is not only to honor the memory of millions of victims, “but to do the maximum to avoid similar tragedies in the future.”

Lavrov called the Holocaust “one of the most horrific crimes against humanity.”

“Can not disturb the fact that in recent years we have seen a creeping rehabilitation of Nazism,” – said the diplomat.

The exhibition “the Holocaust: the destruction, liberation, salvation,” includes documentary evidence and photographs of the Nazi death camps and their liberators, the soldiers of the red Army.

The opening ceremony with the participation of Lavrov held a few days before the International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, which is celebrated on January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland by Soviet troops in 1945.