Putin / Russia Bans Holocaust Denial – 5 Years in Jail
Featured Image – Russian President Putin, of Jewish descent, is famous for invading his neighbors, murdering political opponents & journalists, hacking then bribing Western politicians and also banning holocaust denial.
[This is actually from 2014 – but apparently NZ’s Soviet media missed it]
Russian 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”.
Perhaps people should be encouraged to ask questions about the Holocaust while they still can? Not to mention climate change, NASA and other “conspiracy theories”……