MOSCOW, September 25 (RAPSI) – Investigators have completed probe into two Russian men over publishing photos of Nazi criminals on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Cases of Kemerovo resident Dmitry Borodayenko and Perm resident Daniil Shestakov have been sent for indicting to the Prosecutor General’s Office.
According to investigators, not later than May 6, Borodayenko published a photo of Adolf Hitler on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement while Shestakov posted a photo of Andrey Vlasov, a Russian Red Army General, who had defected to Nazi Germany after being captured during World War II, there not later than May 5.
During pretrial investigation the both men pleaded guilty, the statement reads.
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.