Russian investigators identify suspects in Nazism rehabilitation case
MOSCOW, May 15 (RAPSI) – Russia’s investigative authorities acting in cooperation with the police could identify suspects allegedly behind an attempt to publish photographs of Nazi criminals on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, the press service of the Investigative Committee reports on Friday.
Investigators could establish the IP-addresses, from which the attack on the website came and identify the owners of these addresses, the statement reads. Several dozens of persons, most of them foreign nationals, are involved; at the same time, more than ten citizens of Russia residing in several regions of the country are among the suspects, according to investigators.
The alleged offenders have pursued the goal of appreciation of the crimes the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal established the Nazi regime had committed, the statement reads.
Earlier, investigative authorities opened criminal cases over rehabilitation of Nazism 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 in the cases is underway; investigators take all necessary measures to apprehend the identified suspects, according to the document.