Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law making Holocaust denial illegal. 
Under this law, denying Nazi crimes and misrepresenting the role the Soviet Union played in World War II would be punishable by up to 5 years in prison or a $14.000 fine. 
The legislation was approved by the Parliaments of Russia in April 2014.
In Russia, the public display of Nazi symbols is already banned.
Comparisons have been made in recent months with Nazi Germany due to the conflicts between Russia and Ukrainian nationalists.      
(JTA, May 5, 2014) 
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