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The Soviet Union violated international law 40 years ago when it seized Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Jews from extermination by the Nazis, U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker ruled in Washington. The judge entered a default judgment against the Soviet Union in a suit filed by Wallenberg's relatives, who sought either Wallenberg's release from the Soviet Union or, if he is dead, the return of his remains and $39 million in damages. When the suit was filed last year, the Soviets returned all documents to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow with a note asserting immunity.

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