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Russian Man Sentenced To Seven Days For Waving Nazi Flag


Fans demonstrate as they hold up a Nazi flag in the stands of the Spartak Moscow supporters during the Russian Cup match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow in Yaroslavl on October 30.

Fans demonstrate as they hold up a Nazi flag in the stands of the Spartak Moscow supporters during the Russian Cup match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow in Yaroslavl on October 30.

A court in Russia's western city of Yaroslavl has sentenced a man to seven days in jail for waving a Nazi flag at a soccer match last month.

Police in Yaroslavl say a soccer fan from Vladimir Oblast, whose name was not disclosed, was found guilty of propagating extremism and sentenced on November 20.

Police had launched investigations into mass disorders at the soccer match between Yaroslavl's Shinnik and Moscow's Spartak soccer clubs on October 30, where the man held up a large Nazi flag.

The clashes between the fans led to fights between police and fans. The match was stopped and resumed 20 minutes later.

The Russian Football Union's Disciplinary Committee has fined both clubs and ruled that they would have to play two games in empty stadiums.

Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS
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