MOSCOW, May 14 (RAPSI) – Investigative authorities have opened criminal cases over rehabilitation of Nazism after finding out that photographs of Nazi criminals were published on websites of the Immortal Regiment movement, the press-service of Russia’s Investigative Committee informs on Thursday.

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.

The action pursues the goal of appreciation of the crimes the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal established the Nazi regime had committed, the statement reads.

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.

The probe in the cases is underway; investigators take all necessary measures to identify the perpetrators and find out if there were other attempts to publish false content in the framework of the Immortal Regiment event, according to the document.