Moscow Court Sentences Four Over 2010 Nationalist Clashes

Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court on Wednesday sentenced four people involved in the 2010 nationalist clashes on Manezhnaya Square to terms ranging from suspended sentences to three-year imprisonment, the court said.

The Russian capital saw its biggest public disturbances for almost a decade in 2010 when a 5,000-strong crowd of nationalists and football hooligans clashed with police, following the death of Spartak Moscow supporter Yegor Sviridov, who was killed in a brawl between football fans and North Caucasus migrants.

According to the Investigative Committee’s spokesman Vladimir Markin, all the four men convicted had thrown metal fences at riot police and attacked them with an air gun.

The case is the second related to the Manezh nationalist clashes. In October 2011, five people were sentenced from two to five-year jail terms.


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