Racist rioters escape jail
The violence was sparked by a restaurant brawl in September 2006 between locals and people from the North Caucasus, which left two people dead and nine injured.
The restaurant, a street market and several shops owned by people of Chechen and Azerbaijani origin were destroyed.
After the riots, there were street rallies demanding the expulsion of immigrants.
The court found the twelve Russians guilty of damaging private and municipal property.
The investigation into the two killings during the riots is still not over.