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The UK will continue to identify the facts of Nazi crimes, said Bastrykin

The RF IC will continue to identify the facts of Nazi crimes, including under article 357 of the criminal code for the genocide, said the head of Department Alexander Bastrykin in an interview with RIA Novosti.

"The investigative Committee will actively continue to identify the facts of criminal actions, based on ideas of racial superiority, Nazism, and give them proper legal assessment, including under article 357 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation", - he said.

Bastrykin recalled that in accordance with the Charter of the international military Tribunal in Nuremberg of the murder and extermination of civilian population before or during war constitute crimes against humanity in article 1 of the Convention on the non-applicability of statutory limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity of 26 November 1968 the Statute of limitations on these crimes do not apply.

The available archival data, on the territory of the RSFSR during the occupation, were deliberately exterminated more than 2 million people from among the civilian population. 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.