Putin Outlaws Denial Of Nazi Crimes In Russia


putinRussian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday making the denial of Nazi crimes and distortion of the Soviet Union’s role in the World War Two a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in jail.

The law, described by critics as an attempt to curb freedom of expression to appease conservative Russians, the ex-KGB spy’s main support base, also criminalises the public desecration of war memorials.

The Kremlin has used World War Two as a pillar to unite a society that Putin has said lost its moral bearings following the 1991 Soviet collapse.

It has become increasingly risky for Russians to dispute an official line that glorifies the wartime achievements of the Soviet leadership and plays down its errors.

The new law would ban “wittingly spreading false information about the activity of the USSR during the years of World War Two.” Read more.



  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if this Putin fellow, turns out to have some Jewish blood in him. He seems to be fond of the Jewish people.

  2. While one might applaud this as progressive, Putin is actually being a tyrant by telling people what they can and can’t believe in.

  3. 1. Don’t kid yourself. The Great Patriotic War (aka WW II) has always been a source of pride and unity for Russians. Russian non-Jews also suffered terribly under the Nazis. Remember that the Nazi leaders wanted to make the Poles and Russians slaves and committed numerous atrocities on their civilian populations.

    Mr. Putin is not doing it out of love for AM Yisroel. He’s doing it for his own political ends.

  4. To: Oldtimer

    I hear what you’re saying. Putin has also been very supportive of the Jewish community in Ukraine. His motives may not be %100, but nevertheless, I hope it will do the Jewish community well, BE”H