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Russian fined for posting Mein Kampf

Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Russian woman was fined $3,000 after she pleaded guilty on charges of attempting to incite racial hatred by posting Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf on her website.

The woman, whose name was not reported, was a staff member of a university in Yekaterinburg, RIA Novosti reported.

Prosecutors said the woman had the online version of the book posted to her personal website from 2007 until 2011.

The woman asked for leniency in the case that could have sent her in prison for up to two years.

Mein Kampf, which Hitler wrote while he was imprisoned after his failed Munich coup in 1923, is on the Russian federal list of extremist literature and was banned in Russia in 2010.

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