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October 13, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a court case without precedent in the Soviet Union, an ultra-nationalist Russian was sentenced Friday to two years at hard labor for stirring up ethnic hatred at a time of increasing anti-Semitism here. Konstantin Smirnov-Ostashvili, 54, a leader of the right-wing Pamyat Society, was convicted of leading an attack on Jewish writers. He was prosecuted under a Soviet law intended to ensure harmony among the country's 100 or more ethnic groups.
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October 13, 1990 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a court case without precedent in the Soviet Union, an ultra-nationalist Russian was sentenced Friday to two years at hard labor for stirring up ethnic hatred at a time of increasing anti-Semitism here. Konstantin Smirnov-Ostashvili, 54, a leader of the right-wing Pamyat Society, was convicted of leading an attack on Jewish writers. He was prosecuted under a Soviet law intended to ensure harmony among the country's 100 or more ethnic groups.
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