Russian prosecutors move to declare Mussolini's treatise extremist
MOSCOW, September 12 (RAPSI) - The Prosecutor General’s Office filed a motion with the court to declare Benito Mussolini’s book “The Third Way” extremist, the office reported on Thursday.
The prosecutors’ statement says that currently the book authored by the leader of Italy’s National Fascist Party is circulating freely on the market and can be purchased in a regular bookstore. The Federal law on combating extremism already recognizes the works of Italian Fascist leaders, including Mussolini, as extremist without the need for additional linguistic evaluation.
The Prosecutor General’s Office also issued an official warning to the bookstores that currently distribute the book.
“The Third Way” is a translated version of Musslini’s book “My Life” and his essay "The Doctrine of Fascism", collected in one volume. The book deals with his rise to power in Italy and the ideas behind his political ideology.
In December 2012, a Moscow court added Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg's books, "Myth of the Twentieth Century" and "Memoirs," as well as Viktor Pranov's book, "Survival Law of the Foulest" to the list of extremist literature banned from publication and sale. Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has also been banned as extremist in Russia