Bastrykin told about the investigation of Nazi crimes

Investigation of the RF IC of the crimes of the Nazis is based on norms of domestic and international law, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin.

The available archival data, on the territory of the RSFSR during the occupation, were deliberately exterminated more than 2 million civilians. Not all the facts were investigated, not all persons identified and brought to justice. Thanks to the excavations of search groups and the declassification of archives became aware of the details of the tragic events in the Novgorod region, the Krasnodar territory, the Rostov region, associated with the mass murder of civilians. Last year, the UK opened a criminal case on the destruction of more than 30 thousand Soviet citizens.

"Russian investigation is based on national legislation and international law", - said Bastrykin, answering the question of what laws should meet the perpetrators committed the war crimes.

He recalled that part of the national legislation a criminal liability for crimes of the Nazi invaders and their accomplices was established by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1943, "On measures of punishment for German-fascist villains guilty of murders and tortures of the Soviet civilian population and red army prisoners, for spies, traitors of the Motherland among Soviet citizens and their accomplices".

"The organizers and perpetrators of the crimes decree no alternative provided the highest measure of punishment - death penalty by hanging. The Penal code of Russia contains the norm about responsibility for the crime of genocide, which provides a softer types of basic punishment, than permit the retroactive application of the criminal law," - said Bastrykin.