November 30, 2013 - 15:44 AMT
Russia may designate anti-Armenian book as extremist material

Azerbaijan got another reason to be offended with Russia, and it won’t miss a chance to do so.

The Central District Court of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai will hold a hearing on recognition of an Azeri-published “Armenian Terrorism” book as an extremist material.

As APA reported citing AzerTAc news agency, on October 3, Krasnoyarsk Prosecutor's Office was informed that the book was distributed in the district by Azeri Diaspora representatives.

A psycholinguistic research conducted by the experts at Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University psycholinguistic research showed that “separate texts in the publication, its introduction, photos and related comments are biased materials aimed at suggesting that “Armenian terrorism” exists, Armenians inflict bodily harm and kill people over ethnic hatred, act to stir up national and religious enmity”.

Referring to the Federal Law on Extremist Activity with the view of protecting the interests of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor’s Office recognized the publication as an extremist material and sent a relevant judgment to the court.

The Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to recognize the book as an extremist material, and request the Russian Justice Ministry to include the book into the list of extremist materials.

The book, authored by the late Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Ismat Gayibov and the late Director General of Azerinform (AzerTAc) Azad Sharifov, was published in Azerbaijan in 1992.

Azeri media already interpreted the book’s possible recognition as extremist literature as a step negatively affecting the country’s ties with Russia.