Row over Second World War tribute featuring Nazis

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A Russian poster meant to honour Second World War veterans has sparked outrage after it was mistakenly printed with images of Nazi soldiers instead of Soviet troops.

Veterans in the Ural Mountains city of Perm were furious after designers at a local publishing house illustrated the poster with Nazi propaganda pictures downloaded from the internet.

The committee was especially upset because it paid for the printing of the posters, which were meant to be distributed ahead of the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, celebrated in Russia on May 9.

The designers at the Perm Book Publishing House apparently could not tell the Nazi and Soviet soldiers apart, and of the six photographs in the poster, four featured German forces rather than the Red Army.

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