A court Friday convicted a Russian nationalist of promoting racism and insulting Jews and sentenced him to two years in a labor camp, ending a three-month trial highlighting fears of growing anti-Semitism.

"I'm suffering for Russia!" Konstantin Smirnov-Ostashvili, 54, shouted in one of many outbursts during the half-hour session in the heavily guarded Moscow City Court.It was the first such case brought to trial under a law passed as the Soviet Union grapples with widespread unrest among many of its more than 100 ethnic groups. Smirnov-Ostashvili was charged with inciting interethnic hatred.