Court in Russia prohibited telling about collaboration between USSR and Nazi Germany


A resident of Perm city Vladimir Luzgin was sentenced to 200,000 rubles (approx. $3,000 – RRT) fine for “rehabilitation of Nazism”: he shared an article on VK social network.

In the text titled “15 facts about Bandera, or What Kremlin is silent about” it is said that the USSR together with Germany invaded Poland in September 1939.


According to the court, this statement contradicts the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal, and hence rehabilitates Nazism and leads to a revision of the outcome of the Second World War.

The court didn’t seem to care about the fact that only about 20 people could see what Luzgin shared, and the fact that the information on the joint attack of the USSR and Germany is reflected in a variety of sources. The dean of the Department of History of a local university Alexander Vertinsky said that a different position is internationally recognized.

Another fact that was found out in court was a negative attitude of Luzgina towards the policy of Russia regarding Ukraine. It was told to the court by Luzgin’s father.

A fine of 200,000 rubles was justified, in particularly, by the court’s belief that the article could convince others (including minors) that the USSR and Germany cooperated during the WWII.

Source: MK