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In Russia want to initiate criminal proceedings against Josef Stalin, and to achieve a legal assessment of mass executions and links in the period of Stalin’s terror. This was stated by a former investigator for particularly important cases of the Prosecutor General Igor Stepanov, writes “Kommersant”.
As grounds for legal action taken signed by the leader of the order of the NKVD of July 30, 1937, according to which 82,7 thousand people need to be shot, and even 193,4 thousand — to send to the camps. Due to the fact that the document was adopted and signed by the members of the Politburo and by Stalin himself, the latter should be considered the “organizer of mass murder, i.e. genocide of Orthodox priests and other citizens.” The statement has already been filed to the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).
“Now the legal evaluation is not, and so the cult of Stalin persists, he put the monuments. In Russia, more than a hundred of monuments to Stalin, so I was told in the mayoralty of Novosibirsk, explaining why they have installed such a monument,” — said Stepanov.
Stepanov said that of the capital of the Investigative Committee, his statement was forwarded to the Ivanovo region. There he refused to take, explaining that the former investigator was not informed of “specific information about the circumstances indicating signs of a crime” in the actions of Stalin and the NKVD document can not be considered a basis for initiating a criminal case.
“In our country a special reverence to Stalin, the reluctance to notice that he is an ordinary criminal,” — said the Deputy Chairman of the scientific-educational center “memorial” Nikita Petrov, noting that Stalin’s crimes do not officially convicted.
On June 25 the constitutional court has already acknowledged the illegality of the refusal to accept statements without procedural checks. Stepanov also intends to appeal to the European court of human rights (ECHR).
Earlier, the permanent Commission on the historical memory of the Council for human rights has criticized the installation of monuments to Joseph Stalin on public lands. In SPCH consider that those who erect monuments to Stalin, are ready to “forget and even to justify” political repression, deportation of peoples, collectivization and the famine.
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