MOSCOW, August 5 (RAPSI) – A court in the Perm Krai fined Maxim Gusev, who had posted a photo of the former head of the Cossack reserve of the German SS Andrey Shkuro, on the Immortal Regiment website, 180,000 rubles ($2,500) finding him guilty of rehabilitation of Nazism, the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office reports Thursday.

Investigators claimed that on May 2, 2020, Gusev, in order to rehabilitate Nazism, that is, to approve the crimes defined as such by the verdict of the International Military Tribunal for the trial and punishment of the main war criminals of the European Axis countries on October 1, 1946, using his personal computer. 

By this action, the defendant in fact filed an application for a public demonstration of photographs of the former chief of the Cossack reserve of the German SS to an unlimited number of persons on the Immortal Regiment Online website along with the veterans of the Great Patriotic War.