• Czech Republic Denies Asylum to Russian Convicted of Mentioning the USSR's Collaboration With the Nazis

    5 monthes ago - By Tablet Magazine

    Yesterday's news that Czech authorities have denied an asylum request from Vladimir Luzgin, a Russian citizen convicted of arguing on social media that “Soviet collaboration with Nazi Germany in dismembering Poland had launched World War II”, was disappointing but not surprising.
    The government of President Vladimir Putin, newly sworn in to his fourth term, has put WWII history at the core of the social compact with which it unites the citizenry of the Russian Federation. As Radio Free Europe reported, Luzgin's conviction is “based on language in the law criminalizing the denial of facts...
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