Truly bizarre decision over web post about invasion of Poland in 1939
The Russian Supreme Court has upheld a conviction against a blogger who correctly noted that the Soviet Union jointly invaded Poland with the Nazi government in 1939.
The truly bizarre decision follows the conviction of 37-year-old Vladimir Luzgin earlier this year for posting "knowingly false information," under a new law that is supposed to prevent the glorification of Nazism, but which critics say is being used to rewrite Russian history and quash critics of Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea.
Luzgin was fined 200,000 roubles $3,000 for correctly stating that the Soviet Union had collaborated with the Nazis to invade Poland in 1939.
The communists and Germany jointly invaded Poland, sparking off the Second World War.
That is, communism and Nazism closely collaborated, yet for some reason they blame Bandera, who was in a German concentration camp, for declaring Ukrainian independence.