MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Perm on Friday sentenced a local resident Daniil Shestakov, who had published photos of Nazi criminals on the website of the Immortal Regiment movement, to 9 months of community service, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports.

The man was found guilty of rehabilitation of Nazism.

According to case papers, 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.

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.