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Nazi Film Called 'Extremist'

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky prosecutors have requested a local court to ban as extremist a series of video documentaries using archive footage of Nazi propaganda, Interfax reported Wednesday.

About 20 documentaries were collected on a DVD edition available in local stores, where it caught the attention of police, the report said.

No date for the hearing was announced. Russian legislation explicitly rules extremist all works by leaders of Nazi Germany.

A product description for one of the documentaries, "A Newsreel History of the Third Reich" (a 20-disk series released in 1995, originally in English), explains that the footage is provided for educational and historical purposes.


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