Latvia. About 1 thousand people participated in arrangements in honor of Lettish legionaries "Vaffen SS" in Riga. Old and young Letts in Nazi uniform came to the city center to celebrate the anniversary of the Lettish volunteer legion. The legion was created by Hitlerites in early 1943.
The percentage of Jews, who perished in Latvia during World War II, is more than anywhere else in the world. As Leonid Koval, the author of numerous books on the Holocaust, writes, "only 162 Jews out of the previous 80 thousands survived after the liberation of Riga in 1944". According to numerous documents and statements, both Hitlerites and local fascists and nationalists were responsible for the genocide of Jews in Latvia.
Armenia. The book "National System", which called Jews and Turks the main enemies of Armenians, was distributed at the meeting of Armenian writers. Moreover, according to the book, the Holocaust was invented by Zionists. Leaders of the small Jewish community of Armenia demanded an urgent meeting with the President of Armenia. All this takes place on the background of rude attacks of a number of local politicians on Rivka Koen, the Ambassador of Israel in Armenia.
Russia. The Sverdlovsk oblast Office of Public Prosecutor decided to close the criminal case of the Yekaterinburg diocese about popularizing xenophobian and anti-Semitic materials. The reason for closing the case was "for lack of criminal event".
On December 13, 2001, the Central Office of Public Prosecutor of Russia in the Ural federal okrug initiated a criminal case according to Art. 282 of the Criminal Code of Russia - inflaming racial, national, and religious hatred. Several Orthodox diocese editions published a number of articles with xenophobia and anti-Semitic ideas. Besides, the diocese icon shops sold openly Sergey Nilus' book "Bliz yest pri dverekh", which included the well-known forgery of "Protocols of Zion Elders".
Germany. The leader of the Frankfurt Jewish community thinks that the sixth part of the country's population has anti-Semitic views. In his interview for the local radio Solomon Koren stressed: "The problem is not in those 9 thousand skinheads, who time from time organize hooligan actions. The main problem is in the fact that 15% of the country's population (about 12 million people) have anti-Semitic and racist views. Concentrating attention only on extremist groups would be a mistake. Unfortunately, hooligans feel support from wide sections of the population".