The first Russian feature film “Nuremberg” is expected to make a major contribution to combating the falsification of history and to become a new «vaccine against Nazism». This is how Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented on the release of the film.
“Regrettably, the effectiveness of the vaccine against Nazism created during the international trials has greatly decreased” – commented Sergey Lavrov. The text of his statement is published on the official website of the Ministry. Lavrov said that the war drama “Nuremberg” is expected to make a major contribution to combating the falsification of history and to demonstrate that crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations.
Lavrov noted that Russia as the liberator of Europe from the Nazi plague was one of the originators of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. It was held to bring a harsh but fair judgment to the Nazi criminals and also to promote a comprehensive assessment of the tragic lessons of the Second World War. According to the Minister, the Tribunal made an invaluable contribution to the creation of the modern legal framework.
This film is particularly relevant due to the fact that nowadays the ideology and practices of the Third Reich have been revived in several European countries, above all Ukraine and the Baltics, on a new, national-state, basis. “The bloodthirsty activities of the Ukrainian neo-Nazis in Donbass and the regions controlled by the criminal Kiev regime are the grim evidence of this” – stated Sergey Lavrov.
The war drama “Nuremberg” will be released on 2 March 2023. The film will be the first ever full-length feature film about the Nuremberg trials, when the leaders of the Third Reich were presented to the Military Tribunal. The film was shot with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Government of the Kaliningrad Region and the Russian Historical Society. The script of the film was based on the novel “Forever and Ever” by Alexander Zvyagintsev, historian, State Adviser of Justice of the 1st class, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Union of Criminalists and Criminologists. The main roles were played by Evgeny Mironov, Sergey Bezrukov and Lyubov Aksenova.