U.N. resolution on combating glorification of Nazism and Neo- Nazism
December 16 2021 UN resolution against Nazism is introduced by Russia for voting on.
The vote is to pass the resolution Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
Here is the full document which was agreed to.
The vote had
- 130 countries saying Yes
- 49 countries that abstained
- 2 countries who said No to passing the resolution
The abstaining countries were all the Western Europe Bloc, Canada, New Zealand Australia and Japan
However what is interesting is 2 countries voted No to combating the glorification of Naismith and no/ nazism.
Ukraine and the U.S.
Whilst abstaining is an understandable stance to take given the obvious dislike of the western countries to Putin’s Russia. It seems a little odd to vote No to the premise of the resolution.
It does give a little clue as to which countries are perhaps a little more sympathetic to Russia though.
Putin invading Ukraine may have United Europe against Russia, but I don’t see Russia going cold next winter. The same can’t be said about much of Europe.