European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
Annually, since 2009, 23 August marked Memorial Day in Europe, dedicated to the victims of Stalinism and Nazism. That same day, August 23, 1939 Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact in which Europe was divided into separate spheres of influence. Day of Remembrance of the victims of tatalitarnyh mode was announced April 2, 2009 by the decision of the European Parliament. Establishing a memorial day is August 23 invited "Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism" unsubscribe June 3, 2008 by a majority of members in the European Parliament. Declaration proposes to establish a day of remembrance, signed September 23, 2008. For introduction of a memorial day voted 409 members of the European Parliament.
In this declaration reminded of many aspects, including mass deportations, murders and numerous facts of enslavement of people who committed aggression in the context of the totalitarian Stalinist regime and fascism, and fell into the category of serious war crimes and crimes against humanity. If accepted norms of international law, to such kinds of violations of human rights to life and freedom of the statute of limitations does not apply.
Already in 2009, on April 2 at the vote in the European Parliament passed a law approving day of remembrance for victims of totalitarianism. OSCE Assembly at its meeting in Vilnius in July 2009, when voting summed up and approved a resolution to consolidate fragmented Europe, in which the most significant were condemned totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, such as Stalinism and Nazism.