On April 23, the State Duma passed in the second and third readings a law providing for criminal responsibility for the rehabilitation of Nazism. Now for the public denial of the crimes of Nazism, the violator of the law is awaiting punishment of imprisonment for up to five years, or a fine of up to half a million rubles. This is reported on official website of the State Duma.
A corresponding article will now be introduced into the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, the title of which is defined as "Rehabilitation of Nazism". Responsibility is introduced for attempts to publicly review the sentences of the Nuremberg Tribunal, for publicly justifying the crimes of Nazism and fascism, for disseminating deliberately false information about the days of military glory, and other important historical dates associated with the victory over fascism.
Interfax reports that the maximum punishment awaits those who are engaged in the rehabilitation of Nazism with the help of public platforms and the media.
The authors of the bill, including Irina Yarovaya, believe that the very fact that criminal responsibility can wait for attempts to rehabilitate a person’s Nazism can sober up those who are trying to earn cheap popularity on topics of the past.
In a number of countries, there are legislationwhich criminalize fines and imprisonment from 1 to 20 years for denying the Holocaust. These countries include: Israel, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany.
Our news channels
Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest news and the most important events of the day.
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
"Right Sector" (banned in Russia), "Ukrainian Insurgent Army" (UPA) (banned in Russia), ISIS (banned in Russia), "Jabhat Fatah al-Sham" formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra" (banned in Russia) , Taliban (banned in Russia), Al-Qaeda (banned in Russia), Anti-Corruption Foundation (banned in Russia), Navalny Headquarters (banned in Russia), Facebook (banned in Russia), Instagram (banned in Russia), Meta (banned in Russia), Misanthropic Division (banned in Russia), Azov (banned in Russia), Muslim Brotherhood (banned in Russia), Aum Shinrikyo (banned in Russia), AUE (banned in Russia), UNA-UNSO (banned in Russia), Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (banned in Russia), Legion “Freedom of Russia” (armed formation, recognized as terrorist in the Russian Federation and banned)
“Non-profit organizations, unregistered public associations or individuals performing the functions of a foreign agent,” as well as media outlets performing the functions of a foreign agent: “Medusa”; "Voice of America"; "Realities"; "Present time"; "Radio Freedom"; Ponomarev; Savitskaya; Markelov; Kamalyagin; Apakhonchich; Makarevich; Dud; Gordon; Zhdanov; Medvedev; Fedorov; "Owl"; "Alliance of Doctors"; "RKK" "Levada Center"; "Memorial"; "Voice"; "Person and law"; "Rain"; "Mediazone"; "Deutsche Welle"; QMS "Caucasian Knot"; "Insider"; "New Newspaper"