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Moscow court recovers $36,000 from former director of Ukrainian literature library

Natalya Sharina was given a suspended sentence of four years on charges of extremism and embezzlement

MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court recovered more than 2 million rubles ($36,000) from former director of the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature Natalya Sharina, who was given a suspended sentence of four years, on charges of extremism and embezzlement, the court’s press secretary, Svetlana Skachkova, told TASS.

"Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court satisfied the statement of claim of the aggrieved party ‘Center for Tourism Development of Moscow’ to recover a compensation of 2,386,000 rubles from Natalya Sharina," the court representative said, specifying that the ruling was not appealed against.

Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court gave Sharina a suspended sentence of four years. Moscow City Court earlier recognized this decision as valid. According to case materials, in 2011-2015 Sharina spread Dmitry Korchinsky’s works among the library’s visitors, which had been recognized by Moscow’s Meshchansky Court as extremist materials in March 2015, as well as spent money for her lawyers that was to be paid to the library’s lawyers. The damage she inflicted to the state exceeds 2 million rubles.