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.