MOSCOW, May 28 (RAPSI) – Charges have been brought against three more persons as part of cases over publishing of photos Nazi criminals on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, the Russian Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
According to the statement, the men, Vyacheslav Kruglov, Andrey Shabanov and Daniil Simanov have been charged with rehabilitation of Nazism.
Kruglov and Simanov have pleaded guilty while Shabanov has denied guilt.
Investigators claim that on May 4, Kruglov living in Ulyanovsk published a photo of Adolf Hitler on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement. Similar actions were committed by Shabanov residing in Samara. The third defendant Simanov published a photo of betrayer of the nation Andrey Vlasov on the website on May 9.
Last week, a resident of Volgograd Denis Vorontsov, who had allegedly published a photo of chief of Hitler's Gestapo Heinrich Muller on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, was also charged with rehabilitation of Nazism.
In mid-May, 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.
The probe into the cases is underway; investigators take all necessary measures to apprehend the identified suspects, according to the document.