Russian Report: Nazism is Not Persecuted in Bulgaria, Vandals write ‘Save Ukraine’ on Monuments

"In Bulgaria there are structures and organizations that openly support Nazism, they regularly organize a march in the name of the ideologist of Bulgarian Nazism and a torchlight procession in honor of a Bulgarian accomplice of the fascists - military pilot Dimitar Spisarevski.

At the same time, hooligans desecrated places in memory of Soviet soldiers, and marginals tried to write 'Save Ukraine' graffiti on the majestic monument of the Soviet Army."

This is stated in the next report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation entitled "On the situation with the glorification of Nazism, the spread of neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to the escalation of modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance".

It was published in the year Russia launched its first full-scale war in Europe since 1945 under the pretext of "denazification" of Ukraine, but is actually preparing to annex the occupied territories this fall. The country was excluded from the UN Human Rights Council and the Council of Europe - the oldest human rights organization on the continent, Moscow no longer recognizes the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and on the streets of Russian cities people are arrested just for coming out to protest with a sheet of white paper.

The text covers dozens of countries and is a peculiar mixture.

On the one hand, concrete examples, organizations and events are detailed, illustrating Moscow's thesis that "manifestations of extreme nationalism and xenophobia in Bulgaria are not rare". On the other hand, it recognizes that "the prospect of representatives of Bulgarian nationalist organizations entering the...

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