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Russian Fined $3,000 for Posting Mein Kampf

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(updated 18:28 28.10.2014)
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A court in the Ural’s city of Yekaterinburg has fined a female staff member of a local university 100,000 rubles ($3,000) for posting an on-line copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on her personal website.

A court in the Ural’s city of Yekaterinburg has fined a female staff member of a local university 100,000 rubles ($3,000) for posting an on-line copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on her personal website.

Prosecutors said the 28-year-old woman posted the book, which is on the Russian federal list of extremist literature, on her website from 2007 until 2011.

The woman pleaded guilty on charges of an attempt to incite racial hatred and asked for leniency in the case that could have sent her in prison for up to two years.

A Moscow resident was given a one-year suspended sentence in January for posting Mein Kampf on his website.

Despite the massive suffering and loss of life endured by the Soviet population during the war with Nazi Germany in 1941-45, neo-Nazi groups sprang up all over the country after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Austrian-born Hitler wrote the autobiographical Mein Kampf (My Struggle) in prison after his failed Munich coup in 1923, known as the Beer Hall Putsch.

The book, which outlines the Nazi vision of Aryan racial supremacy, was banned in Russia in 2010.