Diary of the Festival
26 september 2016

Sergey Lavrov invited the international community to the XIX World festival of youth and students

Diary of the Festival
26 september 2016

Sergey Lavrov invited the international community to the XIX World festival of youth and students

Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov invited the international community to the XIX World festival of youth and students.

"This year, we are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Tribunal verdicts. This anniversary will prevent us from forgetting the lessons of the Second World War, and remind us of the catastrophic consequences of attempts to control the fate of the world by trampling on the legitimate interests of other states or people. Freedom of expression or peaceful assembly should not be used as cover for condoning radical movements that profess the Nazi ideology, or seek to glorify fascists and their accomplices. The persistence of these vicious instincts calls for consistent efforts to block the way for neo-Nazism and revanchism, strengthen interethnic and intercultural harmony, and fortify in younger generations the ideas of justice and equality. Russia invites all of you to take part in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held in Sochi in October 2017" - Minister speech.