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Putin: We Must Ask Ourselves Why Neo-Fascism Is Again on the Rise

April 24, 2015 (EIRNS)—In closing his short remarks at Friday’s memorial ceremony in Yerevan for victims of the 1915 genocide against Armenians, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the great question before the world today: Will mass murder again be allowed to run rampant, or shall nations "learn goodness and harmony"? As Putin put it:

"Russia remains resolute in what has always been its consistent view, that there is not and cannot be any justification for the mass murder of any people....

"The international community must do everything possible to ensure that these tragic events never happen again, so that all peoples can live in peace and harmony and not have to know the horrors that arise from religious enmity, aggressive nationalism, and xenophobia.

"Sadly, we see that neo-fascism is once again rearing its head in many parts of the world, radical nationalists are seeking power, and anti-Semitism is on the rise. We also see signs of Russophobia. We need to ask ourselves why this is happening and what is the cause? In all of our actions in critically important parts of the world, we must think first of all about what will happen next, think about the consequences.

"At the same time, as we remember the tragic events of past years, we should also look to the future with optimism, believe in the ideals of friendship, good-neighborliness, and solidarity, learn goodness and harmony and learn to respect each other and respect each others interests. This is the only way to make the world a better, more stable and safer place."