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Duma passes bill criminalizing rehabilitation of Nazism

23.04.2014 14:04

The Russian Lower House has approved a bill that provides up to five years in prison for denying the facts set out in the Nuremberg Trial, rehabilitation of Nazism and distributing false information about the actions of Russia and its allies during WWII.

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Re Ku 22.05.2014 18:41

As much, a I support Russia and Mr Putin., in their right on Crimea and the Russian people of Ukraine. As much I have to criticize this law draft! It is not helpful at all! Condemning the Germans of all crimes, even if they have not done`it! and promoting therefor crimes carried out by Russia (Soviet). Example is Katyn Forrest, where all together about 25.000 Polish Officers and civilians where butchered by Russians! Only the TRUTH about the war, the full truth will bring peace! Every clearly thinking person is aware, that the Nuremberg Tribunal is nothing, but a big revenge farce, as the ICC is today!!!


Freesaxon 27.04.2014 08:37

A bad move, the truth leaks out ....... always.

In medieval Britain any questioning of events, or the Kings actions were crushed in the same way ... well ever harsher !

That didn't stop the wandering minstrels singing coded songs of the truth.

Hono ur the war dead of Russia yes, but this is a bad move, and will lead to repression and trouble for Mr. Putin.
Thats a shame, hes done so much good, but this will drag him down within 7 years.


Ed King 26.04.2014 15:32

Sad to say Mr Putin is running a course of action in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (which do have Russian descendants and language) very much like Nazi Germany in 1938/9 in the Danzig corridor and Poland.
Of course, at that time you Russians supported them. What goes around comes around.........


wilfred 25.04.2014 16:19

Russian media are spending a lot of time stirring up fear of Nazism everywhere as an excuse to invade other countries, much like the USA and the WMDs fear.


John M. Wadsworth 25.04.2014 16:16

Ivan888 25.04.2014 15:53

If this is correct, it would mean that Russia endorses the use of perjury, torture & rigged evidence as the basis of truth, which is what USA did at Nuremburg.


Did we forget that the Soviet Union participated in the Nuremburg prosecutions? If what you are saying is true, then the Soviets were guilty of evidence fabrication too.


Ivan888 25.04.2014 15:56

Perhaps this new law will banish any evidence that reveals what really happened, such as this one little piece of evidence:
Nazi Germany had a special court,
"Int ended to enable prominent party members to rid themselves of the stigma of Jewish ancestry,"
Law of April 12, 1938 (Reichsgestzblatt I, 386)
Encyclopedi a Britanica 1953, Page 219C Vol. 10


Ivan888 25.04.2014 15:53

'Once the bill is signed into law it will become illegal to publicly deny the Nuremberg Tribunal verdict and the anti-Hitler coalition’s effort to defend international peace and security during the Second World War.'
If this is correct, it would mean that Russia endorses the use of perjury, torture & rigged evidence as the basis of truth, which is what USA did at Nuremburg.

It would also mean that Russia endorses the firebombing of whole cities of civilians, and post war deliberate starvation of millions of civilians & surrendered soldiers.


Delete This Comment 25.04.2014 13:10

Mini Chornyvolk 25.04.2014 04:52

who told you that


Yo u are correct that I was told that by someone.
It would have been impossible for me to invent that.
It is too far outside my historical understanding.
B ut you believe it, don't you?


Tsar Cube 25.04.2014 11:18

Connie 25.04.2014 10:14

President Vladimir Putin needs to veto this bill. (But first let me say the coin minted to honor Pres. Putin is lovely. I feel happy for him.) Analysis should not be outlawed.


They aren't outlawing analysis, their outlawing purposely falsifying information.


Кирилл Захаров 25.04.2014 11:17

I am Russian and I am not afraid of this law. He who violates the laws that and need to be afraid.


Connie 25.04.2014 10:14

President Vladimir Putin needs to veto this bill. (But first let me say the coin minted to honor Pres. Putin is lovely. I feel happy for him.) Analysis should not be outlawed. "burden of proof is on the person making the statement [accusation]. No one should be harassed or arrested for asking for evidence." (Jonas E. Alexis). Truth needs no laws for protection. Let the chips fall where they may. Move forward in honesty. Accordingly, I commend President V. Putin for decree on “rehabilitation of the Crimean Tatars, the Armenian population, Germans, Greeks, who suffered from Stalin’s repressions.”


The history says 25.04.2014 08:05

It's incredible, there is a russian propaganda to stress the murders of nazis with the precise aim to identify the Kiev government = nazi = bad people.
Putin propaganda forgot how many murders communists did to their own people, much more than nazis and forgot how much russian and ukrainian people suffer and starving under the communist regime invented by Lenin whose statues are defended by pro-russian separatists!


John M. Wadsworth 25.04.2014 03:52

Delete This Comment 24.04.2014 20:49

Stalin was good! He was a strongman. It doesn't matter how many people he killed or murdered. He was a strong leader.


You forgot to mention that you were being sarcastic. Someone might take you seriously. Sometimes you have to leave in places for coloring in or games like connect the dots to keep other people's attention.


Jack Harper 25.04.2014 03:27

I have been trying to define what a "Jew" is.
No luck.
No Jew seems to know or they just refuse to say.
How do you create antisemitic laws when no one Jew can define what a Jew is?


Bill Simpson 25.04.2014 00:08

The bill criminalizes "spreading false reports about the crimes of anti-Nazi armies."

Does this purport to say that NO CRIMES AT ALL were committed by anti-Nazi armies, and that any reports of same are, by definition, "false"? Or is it saying that issuing true reports of such crimes is permissible, and that only false reports are outlawed?

H istory books -- and living memory -- are replete both with deeds of heroism and dastardly crimes of all armies, including of WW2 Allies. If Russia uses this law to stick its head ostrich-like in the sand, it prominently exposes another part of its anatomy, and invites a kick.


Delete This Comment 24.04.2014 21:04

When the US Congress passes a bill that gives five years in prison to anyone who denies the facts about the NASA Moon Landings in 1969-72, then we will know the Truth has arrived in the USA.

Denyin g the NASA Landing on the Moon is an even worse criminal offense than Denying the Holocaust.

It is one thing to deny the Nazis killed a few prisoners in WWII. It is quite another to deny the Nazi Scientists at NASA their credit for beating out the Soviet Union to the Moon.

If the Nazis at NASA can't even put a man on the moon, how can they possibly gas people in concentration camps?

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