MOSCOW, August 4 (RAPSI) – Investigation was launched into a 28-year resident of Russia’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), who had allegedly published a photo of Adolf Hitler on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Tuesday.

The suspect was questioned; searches were conducted at his place of residence. The man admitted publishing the photo but said he did not know whose image it was, the statement read.

According to the investigation, the suspect published Hitler’s photo on May 4. 

In mid-May, investigative authorities launched probes 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 ill-minded persons published on a freely accessible website photographs of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler and other Nazi criminals; they were falsely designated as participants of the war against the Nazis.