Voronezh resident faces trial over publishing Nazi photos on Immortal Regiment site
MOSCOW, March 1 (RAPSI) – The Voronezh Regional Court will hear a case against local resident Alexander Khoroshiltsev over posting of the photo of Adolf Hitler on the Immortal Regiment movement’s website, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office has told RAPSI.
Investigators claim that on May 4, 2020, he published Hitler’s photo for its public demonstration among the Great Patriotic War veterans on the movement’s website.
The man is charged with rehabilitation of Nazism.
In mid-May 2020, investigative authorities opened criminal cases after finding out that photographs of Nazi criminals were published on websites of the Immortal Regiment movement. The photos were published in the framework of a virtual event aimed at preservation and perpetuating of the memory of the generation fighting against Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.
According to investigators, on or before May 3 and on or before May 10 unidentified persons published on a freely accessible website a photograph of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and that of Adolf Hitler respectively; they were falsely designated as participants of the war against the Nazis.