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Russia could designate German murders as ‘genocide’


January 25, 2022

Prosecutors in Russia’s Rostov region have moved to officially designate the 1941-1943 Nazi occupation of the territory as a “genocide,” citing the murders of more than 126,000 civilians and prisoners of war.

Officials have prepared a petition to the court at the direction of Russia’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, whose office posted the announcement on its website on Monday. The article lays out the suffering that Rostov, in southwestern Russia, endured during the years of occupation, when Nazi enforcers took control following the Wehrmacht’s conquest of the region during Operation Barbarossa.

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