MOSCOW, September 1 (RAPSI) – A resident of Perm Daniil Simanov was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for publishing a photo of Andrey Vlasov, a Russian Red Army General, who had defected to Nazi Germany after being captured during World War II, on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, the press service of the Investigative Committee reports Tuesday.

The man was found guilty of rehabilitation of Nazism.

Investigators and the court found that on May 4, Simanov using a social network application posted a photo of betrayer of the nation Vlasov. He pleaded guilty.

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.