In Russia, they can accidentally ban ... the Russian flag. PHOTO fact
Tricolor (then ROA, and not the Russian Federation) is thrown to the foot of the mausoleum. © Painting by Soviet artist
The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the second reading a bill introducing punishment for "public demonstration of the symbols or attributes of organizations that collaborated with fascist movements and organizations."
The corresponding message was published on the official website of the Russian parliament. The final, third reading will take place today, October 22, by24.org reports.
The bill was presented to the Russian parliament by its direct author, deputy speaker of the State Duma and member of the United Russia faction, Sergei Zheleznyak, who, of course, focused on the 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, and neo-Nazis organize torchlight processions in the cities of the country, ”said Sergei Zheleznyak. - And the official authorities in Kiev actually sign their unscrupulousness, in fact supporting the Nazi ideology.
The vice speaker of the State Duma referred to the recent decision of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who decided to cancel the holiday invented during the years of Soviet occupation on February 23, and celebrate the new Day of Defender of Ukraine on October 14 - on the Day of the Protection of the Holy Virgin, considered the patroness of Ukrainian soldiers. Also on this day, the UPA was officially established - the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which fought both against the Soviet invaders and the Nazi. By the way, that the Nuremberg International Tribunal at one time fully justified both the UPA and the leader of Ukrainian patriots Stepan Bandera, Sergei Zheleznyak modestly kept silent.
He was silent about the fact that, according to the logic of things, the first to be subjected to a new fine for “public demonstration of the symbols and attributes of organizations that collaborated with the Nazis” would be a fine or arrest for up to 15 days ... all those who uses the current official tricolor flag and the state 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 state flag of the Russian Federation, was the official symbol of the ROA - the “Russian Liberation Army” under the command of General Andrei Vlasov - the defector on the side of the Nazi troops from the Soviet army. At all ROA headquarters, the current Russian flag hung next to a portrait of Hitler and a Nazi banner with a swastika, and the Russian Liberation Army in Germany was called the "Eastern Legion SS". In military operations against the army and the civilian population of the USSR, the Vlasov soldiers were so atrocious that the Nazis gladly entrusted them with all the most dirty work, in particular punitive operations against civilians.
ROA soldiers with tricolor. © Museum photo
The use of the white-blue-red flag of the ROA that fought on the side of the fascists is very easy to prove: this is confirmed by many historical documents, and in some museums the three-color panels themselves have been preserved. One of them, incidentally, is captured in the famous Soviet painting, where soldiers of the Red Army throw captured Nazi banners at the foot of the Lenin Mausoleum. The corresponding fact is also mentioned 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 the whole logic of things, should get automatically.