Apr 5, 2021
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Putin signed law on fines for the rehabilitation of Nazism on the Internet

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that introduces a maximum fine of five million rubles for the rehabilitation of Nazism on the Internet and dissemination of false information about veterans, humiliation of their honor and dignity.

The document appeared on the official portal of legal information. He amends Articles 13.15 and 3.5 of the Code of Administrative Offenses.

Large fines are imposed for the public dissemination of information about the days of military glory and memorable dates of Russia associated with the defense of the Fatherland, which express clear disrespect for society, as well as for public desecration of the symbols of military glory of the Russian Federation, or public insult to the memory of the defenders of the Fatherland and humiliation of the honor and dignity of a veteran World War II in the media or the Internet.

For this, legal entities can be fined from three to five million rubles with confiscation of the subject of the offense.

For public dissemination of knowingly false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, citizens will face a fine of up to three million rubles or imprisonment for up to three years.

Earlier it was reported that the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Primorsky Territory opened a criminal case against a 26-year-old resident of Vladivostok, who is suspected of posting a photo of Nazi German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels on the Immortal Regiment Online website.

The head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, previously emphasized that the people who published the photos of the Nazis on the website of the Immortal Regiment action had already “suffered a well-deserved punishment.” Recall that the Immortal Regiment campaign on May 9, 2020 was held online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone could send photos and data of their loved ones who participated in the Great Patriotic War, which were then shown on various online platforms, street screens, on a number of TV channels.

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