US votes AGAINST resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism

Note from MCM: The resolution calls for treating such glorification as a criminal offense—a fact not noted by the Russian item.

Russia Disappointed by U.S. Vote against Resolution Condemning Glorification of Nazism
By / RIA NovostiDecember 22nd, 2010

Russia is disappointed that the United States voted against a draft resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, and a number of states, including all members of the European Union, abstained from voting on the draft, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Russia introduced to the UN a resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism and the desecration of World War II monuments in November.

“It is extremely puzzling and regrettable that the United States voted against the resolution, supported by an overwhelming majority of UN member states, and that several other countries, including all the European Union members abstained from voting on the draft,” the ministry said in a statement.

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