In Russia, they may accidentally ban ... the Russian flag. PHOTO FACT
Tricolor (then still POA, not the Russian Federation) is thrown to the foot of the mausoleum. © Painting by Soviet artist
The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed in the second reading a bill introducing punishment for "publicly displaying the symbols or attributes of organizations that collaborated with fascist movements and organizations."
The corresponding message is published on the official website of the Russian parliament. The final, third reading will take place today, October 22, reports by24.org.
The bill to the Russian parliamentarians was presented by its direct author, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma and member of the United Russia faction Sergei Zheleznyak, who, of course, focused on events in Ukraine.
In the South-East of Ukraine, the destruction of the civilian population continues, in which followers of the ideology of Stepan Bandera participate, while neo-Nazis organize torchlight processions around the cities of the country, ”Sergey Zheleznyak protested. - And the official authorities in Kiev actually sign for their lack of principle, in fact, supporting the Nazi ideology.
At the same time, the Vice Speaker of the State Duma referred to the recent decision of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who decided to cancel February 23, and the new, Defender of Ukraine Day, to celebrate October 14, the Day of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos, considered the patroness of Ukrainian soldiers. Also on this day, the UPA was officially established - the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which fought against both the Soviet invaders and the Nazi Germans. By the way, Sergey Zheleznyak was modestly silent about the fact that the Nuremberg International Tribunal fully justified both the UPA and the leader of the Ukrainian patriots Stepan Bandera.
He kept silent about the fact that, logically, the first to come under the action of the new law, providing for “public demonstration of the symbols and attributes of organizations that collaborated with the Nazis,” should be punished with a large fine or arrest for up to 15 days, all those uses the current official tricolor flag and the national emblem of the Russian Federation.
The fact is that during World War II (in Russia it is called the “Great Patriotic War”), the white-blue-red tricolor, which is now the national flag of the Russian Federation, was the official symbol of the ROA — the Russian Liberation Army, commanded by General Andrei Vlasov to the side of nazi troops from the Soviet army. In all the headquarters of the ROA, the current Russian flag hung next to the portrait of Hitler and the Nazi banner with a swastika, and the Russian Liberation Army itself in Germany was called the Eastern Legion SS. In military operations against the army and the peaceful population of the USSR, the Vlasovite soldiers were so brutal that the Nazis gladly entrusted them with all the dirtiest work, in particular - punitive operations against civilians.
ROA soldiers with tricolor. © Museum photo
The use of the white-blue-red flag that fought on the side of the FASA ROA is very easy to prove: this is confirmed by many historical documents, and in some museums the tricolor panels themselves have been preserved. One of them, by the way, was captured on the famous Soviet picture, where the soldiers of the Red Army threw trophy Hitler flags to the foot of Lenin's Mausoleum. Mention the relevant fact in Wikipedia .
Museum exhibits owned by the military ROA
Thus, the national flag of the Russian Federation under the action of the new law, adopted by the State Duma, according to all the logic of things, should simply get automatically.