By Sergei Blagov Correspondent
December 15, 2005

Moscow ( – Russia spoke out Thursday against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks denying the Holocaust, which came as an embarrassment for Moscow given its deepening ties with Tehran.

“Following statements by President Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials on Holocaust and Israel … we view attempts to review well known historical facts of the Second World War, including those connected with the Holocaust, as unacceptable,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement.