Russian parliament votes to outlaw rehabilitation of Nazism

Punishable with up to five years behind bars

(ANSA) - Moscow, April 23 - Russia's Lower House on Wednesday approved a bill punishing the justification or rehabilitation of Nazism with up to five years in prison or fines of up to 10,000 euros.
    The bill had been on the agenda for five years.
    The vote reportedly sped up after Russia last month annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula last month, allegedly to protect Russian-speaking inhabitants there from extreme right-wing groups.
   

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