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Extremist Sentenced For Blowing Up Tsars' Monuments

Igor Gubkin in court today (ITAR-TASS) August 31, 2006 -- The Moscow City Court today sentenced the self-declared former leader of a radical leftist group to 19 years in prison for blowing up a monument of Tsar Nicholas II and preparing to blow up a monument of Peter the Great in Moscow in 1997.

Igor Gubkin is already serving a 14-year prison term for murder. When it was set up in 1997, his group -- Revvoensovet -- said its aim was restoring the Soviet regime.


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