MOSCOW, April 18 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court has sentenced orthodox poet Nikolai Bogolyubov to one year of community service and a 200,000 ruble ($3,000) fine for  incitement of hatred  and making public calls for extremism, his attorney Oksana Mikhalkina told RAPSI on Monday.

According to court records, Bogolyubov has written four books called “Dawn is close”, “Russian Fire”, “Flame of Russian Liberty” and “General Pyotr Krasnov” aimed at incitement of hatred, enmity, violation of human dignity on grounds of ethnic origin and religious beliefs. 

In February 2011, he attempted to sell the books, the indictment says.

Defense asked the court to acquit the poet.