If you visit the famous blog of David Johnson, circulator of the estimable Johnson's Russia List e-mail, you will find a large number of special topics of interest to Russia watchers where the content of the e-mails are thoughtfully and carefully organized.
You will find for instance:
- Human Rights
- Bird Flu
- Belarus, Chechya, Ukraine, Tadjikistan, China, Georgia
- Population tragedy
- ... and numerous other topics.
But, you may think, no doubt that is covered under the "human rights" rubric. Right?
Actually, wrong. Under that topic on the main page of the blog there is only reference to a document dated April 6th from the State Department and called "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy." That document doesn't even mention the word "hate" or "race," but deals instead with a different topic, though admittedly an important one, namely Russia's abuse of foreign-supported NGO humanitarian organizations.
Another link is offered under human rights, to the archive items. Here there are only four additional items published in 2006, and none of them deal with race/hate crimes.
But wait! You say you think that maybe the race crimes would, quite logically, be found under the "Crime" topic instead? Good thought! Let's check, shall we?
Oops. Nice thought, no dice. Only one article there, it's something about the Constitutional Court.
Has David Johnson fully reported on the litany of race crimes that have occurred in 2006? If not, why not? If so, why aren't these articles readily accessible on the main page of his blog? Is this an accidential omission from the blog main page, or an intentional one? Or is La Russophobe simply too clumsy to find them on the blog main page (always a distinct possiblity).
La Russophobe doesn't receive the JRL mailing so she can only rely on the blog, and she would like to know. Can anybody help?