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State Duma bans equalizing roles of USSR and Germany in WWII

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State Duma bans equalizing roles of USSR and Germany in WWII


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State Duma deputies passed a law prohibiting publicly equalizing the roles of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in World War II. The document passed the 3rd, final, reading in the lower house of the Russian parliament (State Duma) on Wednesday, June 9, RIA Novosti reports.

Additions will be made to the law on perpetuating the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.

The bill was prepared by deputies Elena Yampolskaya and Alexander Zhukov, as well as Senator Alexei Pushkov.

The document prohibits equalizing the actions and decisions of the Soviet government with the actions of the authorities of Nazi Germany and its allies. 

These measures mean to protect the memory of the war heroes, to stop "disgusting speculations on our Victory," the authors of the project say.

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