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European lawmakers ask Amazon to stop selling products with Soviet symbols

According to eurodeputies, t-shirts and other goods may offend the victims of the Soviet regime.

Photo: Calvert Journal

Twenty-seven members, including several people from Eastern Europe and the European Parliament, called on Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, to stop selling Soviet-made goods, insisting that it offends the regime’s victims, the letter says.

Appeal to the richest man in the world followed after the American retail giant Walmart promised to stop selling clothes with Soviet sickle and hammer symbols after such complaints. MEPs also said that they supported the decision of the German manufacturer of sports equipment Adidas to stop selling clothes with Soviet symbols in May 2018.

MEPs point out that the total number of victims of the Soviet regime is estimated at more than 60 million people. The leadership of the USSR deported over 10 million people to Siberian camps, where they faced inhuman living conditions, forced labor, hunger and physical violence.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The bloody actions, terror and inhumanity of the Soviet regime affected almost every family in the previously occupied countries. The tragic consequences of these actions are still felt today.[/perfectpullquote]
from the letter of MEPs

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