The Federation Council approved a package of two bills toughening criminal and administrative punishment for the rehabilitation of Nazism, a Rosbalt correspondent reports.
One of the forms of rehabilitation of Nazism will be considered insult and slander against the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. According to the changes in Art. 354.1 of the Criminal Code, such an act will result in a fine of up to 3 million rubles or imprisonment for up to 3 years.
The same punishment will follow for the denial of the facts established by the verdict of the International Military Tribunal for the trial and punishment of the main war criminals of the European Axis countries, approval of the crimes established by this verdict, as well as the dissemination of deliberately false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War, committed publicly.
If the above acts were committed by a person using his official position; by a group of persons or by a group of persons by prior conspiracy, or by an organized group; using using the media or on the Internet; with “artificial creation of evidence of the prosecution”, then the amount of the fine will already be from 2 million to 5 million rubles, and the term of imprisonment will increase to 5 years.
Administrative punishment is also introduced for the dissemination of information expressing obvious disrespect to society about the days of military glory and memorable dates of Russia associated with the defense of the Fatherland, as well as desecrating the symbols of military glory of Russia, insulting the memory of defenders of the Fatherland, or humiliating the honor and dignity of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, committed publicly.
Legal entities who have committed such violations will face administrative fines ranging from 3 million to 5 million rubles, with or without confiscation of the subject of an administrative offense.