Attempts to rewrite history `unacceptable`: Putin at Russia`s Auschwitz ceremony

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed what he called attempts to rewrite history as he presided over a politically sensitive ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday slammed what he called attempts to rewrite history as he presided over a politically sensitive ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.

"Any attempts to hush up these events, distort, re-write history are unacceptable and immoral," Putin said at a Jewish museum in Moscow. He is conspicuously staying away from the main events in Poland in a gesture laying bare sharp divisions with the West over the war in Ukraine.