August 23 to become Black Ribbon Day of remembrance for victims of Nazis, Soviets (2)
Eestlased Kanadas 01 Dec 2009  EWR
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The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The House of Commons has declared Aug. 23 as Black Ribbon Day to commemorate victims of totalitarian Nazi and Soviet Communist regimes.

MPs gave unanimous consent Monday to a motion proposed by Liberal Bob Rae, which would formalize a day of remembrance which has already been adopted by some ethnic groups.

The day chosen is the anniversary of the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939.

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