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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Russian prosecutors banned 'Mein Kampf' for violating extremism law
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On March 26, 2010, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office banned Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf, finding it in violation of laws against extremism. The step was taken pursuant to Article I of Russia's Law to Combat Extremist Activities. According to the statement from the Prosecutor General's Office, "[t]he autobiographical book contains the ideas of Hitler's National Socialism, presenting the militaristic outlook that justifies discrimination and destruction of non-Aryan races that led to the start of World War II." Mein Kempf was readily available on Russian websites and also in bookshops throughout the country. Following the ban, people caught distributing or selling the book could be fined.


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