"The given reason is the alleged contradiction of some resolution provisions to the national legislation of the United States related to freedom of speech. But this is a weak argument. The real motives, I think, of course, are different. They are political," Gennady Gatilov told RIA Novosti.
On December 18, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on combating glorification of Nazism with 133 votes in favor. The United States, the Republic of Palau, Canada and Ukraine were the only countries to vote against the resolution.
The relations between Russia and the United States have recently deteriorated. The United States and its allies have been hitting Russia with sanctions over the country's reunification with Crimea, as well as over its alleged role in the crisis in southeastern Ukraine.