Elena Kukushkina, a Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia), has filed a complaint with the Prosecutor's Office regarding a student from Novy Urengoy who spoke at a meeting of Russian and German children at the German Bundestag on the Day of Sorrow,Komsomolskaya Pravda has reported.
Around the same time, Yekaterinburg-based blogger Sergei Kolyasnikov filed a complaint with the FSB.
Nikolai Desyatnichenko, a pupil of Novy Urengoy Gymnasium No. 1, talked about his research on German soldiers killed during the Second World War during a speech at the Bundestag on November 19. He mentioned corporal and air defense soldier Georg Johann Rau, who participated in the Battle of Stalingrad and was killed at the age of 21.
"Georg's story and the work on the project touched me and prompted me to visit the burial of Wehrmacht soldiers near Kopeysk. This really upset me, because I saw the graves of innocent dead people, many of whom wanted to live peacefully and did not want to fight," he said.
Deputy Elena Kukushkina has filed complaints with the Regional Prosecutor's Office, the Department of Education, and the gymnasium where Nikolai Desyatnichenko is studying, stating that "we would thus be reaching the point that of proposing a reconsideration of the outcome of the Great Patriotic War." Blogger Sergei Kolyasnikov submitted his complaint to the FSB, accusing the student of "rehabilitating Nazi criminals."