Russian Federal Agency for youth affairs to seek Nazi toys in children’s shops


The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) is going to examine children’s shops in Russian regions for the presence of toys with Nazi symbols, RIA Novosti reports. The agency plans to involve volunteers into this process offering them to take pictures of the violations found.

“We plan to collect information until Thursday, systematize it, and if we identify any violations, we are ready to give that information to the correspondent authorities for further investigation,” stated Russian patriotic center head Kseniya Razuvayeva.

Earlier, in the central children’s shop in Lubyanka Square were found soldiers and busts of soldiers in Nazi uniform. In the evening on April 4, investigators began to confiscate banned toys from the central shop in Lubyanka and that of the sports complex “Olimpysky”.

On 4 April against the sale of Nazi soldiers Russian investigative authorities opened a criminal case under the article “Inciting hatred or hostility, and humiliation of human dignity.” The shop General Director was made a warning about the inadmissibility of violations of the law on countering extremism.

According to the statement of the Hals-Development company that manages the central children’s shop in Lubyanka, they are not legally responsible for the range of goods offered for sale.

In turn, Russian President Spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that the criminal case in connection with the discovery of soldiers in Nazi uniform is an “important issue”, but it does not concern the Kremlin agenda. He added that he could not comment on the case because he didn’t know the details.

The central children’s shop in Lubyanka was founded in Moscow on 31 March after a seven-year reconstruction.

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