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  5/6/2014, Iyar 6, 5774

Putin Makes it Illegal to Deny Nazi War Crimes


Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it illegal to justify or deny Nazi war crimes.

According to AFP, Putin on Monday signed new legislation introducing harsh punishments for such acts.

The legislation makes it a criminal offence to deny facts established by the Nuremberg trials regarding the crimes of the Axis powers and to disseminate "false information about Soviet actions" during World War II, according to the news agency.