MOSCOW, July 1./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a ban on any public attempt to equate the aims and actions of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II, as well as to deny the decisive role of the Soviet people in the victory over fascism. The document was published on the official Russian legal information website on Thursday.
Among other things, the law prohibits "equating the aims, decisions and actions of the USSR leadership, command and military of the USSR and the aims, decisions and actions of the leadership of Nazi Germany, command and military of Nazi Germany and the European countries of the Axis in public speeches or in publicly demonstrated works, as well as on media and on the Internet".
The penalties for violation of the law have not been established as of yet.