It's important to always keep in mind that people lie. When one credible survey put the number of dead in Iraq at least as high as 600,000, the US government was saying that it wasn't trying to keep count the way it did in Vietnam but that they estimated fewer than 50,000 dead. Why the huge difference? You figure it out.
Raul Hilberg didn't come up with 6 million Jews but 5.1-5.3. He wasn't deemed a denier since he was a committed Zionist. He was lauded. A number of his sources used in his books have been more than called into question but shown to be utter perjurers: telling huge whoppers (you should have seen that fish that got away).
I don't know how many Jews died in Nazi Concentration Camps, but I do know that Zionists are some of the biggest liars on the planet if not the biggest. After all, they said Palestine was a land without a people for a people without a land while they were ethnically cleansing Palestine to steal the land they coveted that they claim was promised only to them by God per the Torah even though the Torah said Abraham's seed, which includes many Palestinian Arabs, and also even though the Torah clearly wouldn't include atheists and homosexuals taking the land but rather lumps them in with the people the Israelites were called to exterminate (wholesale genocide right down to the last baby).
As for Vladimir Putin's speech about it, who knows whether he has been exposed to the debate over the things held out to be evidence on both sides of the issue. He was raised under the legacy of Stalin. To fight the Nazis, the Russians conjured up all sorts of propaganda, just as the Nazis did in the opposite direction. Let's not forget that the Nazis weren't the only ones working evil. We need to remember the Holodomor right along with the later Nakba too. Oh, and let's not forget the Rhine-Meadows Death Camps. Hardly anyone has ever even heard of those, but you can find out about them if you're interested in hard truths the way I am.
No, making it illegal to debate what the Jews have managed everyone to call the Holocaust (with a capital H and with it's focus on Jews nearly to the total exclusion of all the others who died in WWII) would be the immoral thing.
Here's a post I did on it that Vladimir Putin needs to read: http://www.realliberalchristianchurch.org/2015/01/26/a-group-of-very-dangerous-jews-call-for-european-totalitarianism-to-avoid-totalitarianism.html
The above is a comment I posted on the video on YouTube. https://plus.google.com/103999169783297625959/posts/fJiuwsu8yde
Here's the video:
Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed any attempt to conceal or re-write the horrors of the Holocaust, labeling such attempts "immoral" Tuesday. He was speaking at an event at the Jewish Museum in Moscow marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year has special significance because it is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army.