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MOSCOW, April 21. /ITAR-TASS/. The Federation Council has suggested expanding the definition of “extremist activity” in legislature to include the rehabilitation of Nazism and the glorification of Nazi criminals and their associates. The draft bill to this affect has been submitted to the State Duma on Monday.
The document defines the terms and equals such activities to extremism. The authors of the draft law were 26 senators, including Federation Council Deputy Speaker Ilyas Ukhmanov, Chairman of the upper house Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Issues and the Development of Civil Society Andrei Klishas and his deputy Konstantin Dobrynin, along with Federation Council member Vadim Tyulpanov and former Federation Council Speaker Yegor Stroev.