Russian MPs are drafting a new bill proposing up to 5 years in prison for justifying the crimes of Nazis and their collaborators as well as questioning the actions of the allies during WWII.
The new draft law has been prepared by a group of MPs representing the United Popular Front – a relatively new movement that supports Vladimir Putin and parliamentary majority party United Russia. It amends the existing part of the Russian Criminal Code entitled “Crimes against peace and humanity’s security”.
RT – June 24, 2013
The main sponsor of the bill – MP Irina Yarovaya – drafted a similar document in 2009, but then the government said that it would need an extensive review from historians and legal experts. Now the MPs claim this work has been done and the draft has undergone the necessary changes.
The current version suggests the same sanctions as the older one – fines of up to 300,000 roubles (about $9,500) or up to three years of jail for individuals. The same offense committed in an official position or with the help of the media carries a harsher punishment – fines of between 100,000 and 500,000 roubles (about $3,100 – $15,500) together with the ban on occupying a number of posts for up to three years.
The difference is in the more precise definitions. In particular, the bill establishes the Berlin Declaration of Germany’s Defeat, dated August 2, 1945, as a document listing both the aggressor-nations and allies who fought against Hitler’s Germany. The same document confirms that the allied forces in WWII were defending international peace and security.
The formula of the crime is defined as “denial of the sentence passed by the international military tribunal as well as the denial of the fact that the actions of the anti-Hitler coalition were aimed at preserving the international peace and security.” “Distribution of knowingly false information about the actions of the allied armies connected with charges with various crimes, including the artificial creation of evidence” is also listed as a criminal offense.
In comments MP Yarovaya said that it was the Soviet Union together with other coalition countries who really fought Nazism “and any attempts to give a different interpretation or appraisal of the Soviet Army’s role and significance during WWII contradicts both the objective historical data but also the international legal acts”.
The politician added that other nations already had similar laws, protecting the historical truth as stated by the Nuremberg Tribunal from revision.
The Russian Bear is attempting to permanently cover up it’s own bloody tracks!
Article by ‘Justice for Germans’ Guest Blogger Hans Krampe
It would be interesting to know what kinds of crimes the “Nazis’ were supposed to have committed, according to Russian (Putin’s and Varovaya’s) opinions. The mass murder in the Katyn forest perhaps? Or the “benign” activities of Soviet indoctrinated, trained and financed Bolshevik agents, Jewish to a man (and woman), in Germany, subverting Germany’s efforts of self-defense in WW I and her subsequent struggle to survive the Versailles Siege during the interregnum up to 1941, and by sabotaging and inciting violent insurrection in the Soviet spirit of “international peace and security”?
The FACT is….
Varovaya’s, as well as Putin’s, generation wasn’t even born at the time in question and all they “know” is the indoctrination with the history of the victors, which everybody knows is always phony, consisting of lies and the distortion of history into its 180 degrees opposite, with a sprinkling of suitable truth here and there, to provide a threadbare credibility; Soviet crimes simply being dumped upon the unblemished Wehrmacht’s record.
That’s a truth that the current generation of Russians avoids like the devil the holy water. To check if their “truth” is actually legit, i.e. to revise it if necessary, Varovaya and Putin, as well as the dutifully kowtowing MPs, perceive as a criminal offense, playing deaf, dumb and blind to the obvious inconsistencies and contradictions being revealed in the Kremlin’s own archives if merely glanced at with a minimum of sincerity. What good are free inquiry if publishing the results, let alone even whispering them to others, are soon to be punished in Russia harsher than rape and murder, just as in the Western democracies. Same difference!
Did the Wehrmacht commence with the attack on the Soviet Union just on a whim?
Or was it a necessary preemptive strike, as a response to the Red Army’s string of prior aggressions, its attacks on Finland, the Baltic states, Poland and Rumania, including a Bolshevik coup d’etat in Belgrade, in the spirit of peace and security, of course, by way of violent World Revolution, another term for Soviet imperialism, which in Varovaya’s mind had apparently no part in it. That term, Soviet imperialism, is conspicuously absent from the Russian leadership’s idea of justice and truth. Only Germany had imperialistic ambitions, and that can’t be talked about enough. It’s practically being etched in stone. Although that claim is as phony as a three dollar bill. And Varovaya knows it, too.
Soviet military activities left no doubt about who would be next — with or without the Molotov/Ribbentrop pact — namely, the imminent attack on Germany with the biggest concentration of offensive forces, over 160 divisions, armed with a colossal amount of the latest military attack hardware; the largest such military attack force in the history of the world, lined up along Germany’s borders. Was it simply there to “protect the USSR”, without having made no (ZERO) defensive preparations? No trenches, no barbed wire obstructions, no mine fields, no anti tank barriers, no air-defense, no interceptor fighter planes, no rearward ammunition and supply stores, none such. Just a huge concentration of offensive armaments ready to pounce. It was obvious, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Red Army was poised to attack not just Germany, but all of Europe. And in doing so it offered itself as a perfect target to be destroyed in one fell swoop.
I’m sure Varovaya will have a perfectly innocent explanation for it. Russians are nothing if not apt in rationalizing their willful tunnel vision, if not outright lying, obviously.
And wasn’t “the great patriotic war” nothing but the vicious revenge of a fuming bully filled with hateful rage, out of humiliation for having been thwarted by a smart sucker punch from the Wehrmacht, a flea daring to sting Misha the bear, forced into chaotic and panicked retreat, nay run, and almost defeated within a year; if it hadn’t been for the massive amounts of material and financial aid of the Western allies? All that beautiful and expensive armament lost in less than a week, when Stalin had already been that close to realizing his world revolution with an overwhelming military leviathan and, as a fringe benefit, realizing his delusions of grandeur in the process? The Russian ego must’ve been hurt something fierce!
To boost their frail self-esteem, Russians now celebrate every year their “victory” with bombastic parades, ridiculous and silly in their pretentiousness, with their soldiers sticking their noses up into the wind as if they can’t get enough of the stink of decomposing corpses of the millions of German women and children the sadistic piss-tanks of a Red Army tortured, raped and murdered.
But hey, it’s water under the bridge, right? So let’s bygones be bygones …except for the “Nazis” who, as the old Soviet guard defensively clamors, did worse to peace loving Russians who were innocently minding their own business.
Germany, being openly threatened with extinction by the hostility and hate propaganda that surrounded her, was compelled to rebuild, with every justification, the Wehrmacht — a true defense force — which she had previously been conned into dismantling.
Being a far smaller nation in terms of population and arms, with very limited resources of her own, Germany had to defend herself against enemies of vast numerical superiority, not just the USSR, each with their unlimited resources, bent from the get-go to finish what the Versailles Siege had not quite managed to accomplish, namely, the utter destruction of every trace of Germany and her people. Considering that it took the colossal Red Army and over fifty other nations, four long years to bring little Germany to its knees in a defeat that was from the start a foregone conclusion, Russia should be ashamed, rather than celebrating.
By most of her enemies, the Wehrmacht, unlike the Red Army, was being regarded after WW II, worldwide, with the highest respect as the most disciplined, spirited and fairest fighting army in the world. Even Stalin agreed with that. The real heroes, then, unlike the Soviets, were the German soldiers; and they don’t perform self-glorifying parades, like Russian peacocks.
As to the Nuremberg IMT as an International Tribunal, it was a cruel joke!
Most of the attorneys organizing it were Jews who were bent on revenge not justice, just as its Soviet members were (all of them war criminals on steroids). And that is no “conspiracy theory”! Just the inconvenient, non-politically correct facts of the matter.
It was a lynch mob set-up who had to invent war crimes that weren’t any, and to torture confessions out of soldiers to have something, anything, to justify their insane bloody revenge, going through the fake motions of a phony tribunal that was just oozing with bias, hate and malice.
Over two hundred flag officers of the Western allies attested to this image of the IMT, and of the American and British attorneys who participated in it some expressed shame of having been part of it. Others don’t even want to talk about it . . . also out of shame. Only Russians, like Putin and Varovaya, and all those war criminals among the allies who have a lot to hide, are shameless enough to claim that it was a fair and legitimate tribunal. Even though the Soviets couldn’t make their accusation of the Katyn massacre stick, for lack of evidence, despite forged documents and affidavits, nine innocent German officers were strangled to death for it anyway. Russian revenge pretending to be just, even now, almost 80 years since.
I have listened to Putin’s speech, in almost perfect accent free German, in the Bundestag, and couldn’t believe the arrogance and hypocrisy of that man. There he stood, pretending to be a veritable dove of good will, talking eloquently about the greatness of German culture in the past and how close the amiable traditions between Germany and Russia had been and how desirable it would be to reestablish such conditions again.
But not one word about the thwarted Soviet invasion or the subsequent atrocious and sadistic rampages of the Red Army, not only committed on German injured soldiers and POWs but also on their own populations, now being blamed on the Wehrmacht!
….let alone an apology or some expression of regret; all the while being applauded by former Stasi snitches and pedophile perverts, all of them greedy maggots at the trough, the worst traitors Germany had ever to endure, installed and micro managed by the former allies. This mob of felons got their guilty consciences soothed with Putin’s oily, dishonest and entirely specious rhetoric, to be sure.
In fact, Putin, nay Russia at large, is terrified of the truth and the deleterious effect on Russian self-perception it might have. That’s what’s driving Varovaya and Putin to protect their lies in law; and that is also why Russia Today plays along by repeating nothing but lies with routine monotony.
THE QUESTION IS…
How does Russia expect to ever normalize relations under these circumstances?
No nation with a shred of self-esteem would associate with a nation of liars! Alas, Germans have no more self-esteem left and will bend over to kiss Putin’s arse in the spirit of sheer pragmatism. International peace and security, with justice buried under a mountain of other of priorities, will go and fly a kite. And that’s what Putin, Varovaya and the MPs of the Duma want for Germany, and that’s what they’re going to get.
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Hans Krampe lives in Central B.C. (Canada) and was a feature writer for The Radical 1998 – 2002. He was born in Germany during WWII and spent his early years in East Germany. After a stint in the German navy he immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. He is also the author of:
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