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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Russian Racism Increases by 20-30% Each Year

The French Press Agency reports:

Thirty-three people have been killed in Russia in racist attacks so far this year, the Sova xenophobia research center said Friday. "In Moscow, 27 people died in racist attacks and 147 have been injured this year alone. In Saint-Petersburg, four murders have been committed and 25 have been injured," Sova's deputy director Galina Kozhevnikova was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. Last year, 393 people were injured and 35 killed, Kozhevnikova said, adding that "we have recently seen growth in violence of 20-30 percent per year on average."

Skinheads, whose numbers are estimated at 50,000 in Russia, tend to target people from the Caucasus and Central Asia as well as youth subcultures and sexual minorities.

Notice that virtually all the killings Sova is aware of come from Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia is a land that stretches across eleven time zones, so it is a virtual certainty that there is much violence going on out in the provinces which isn't reported to Sova.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's sad that Nazi ideas have some success between Russian youngsters.

But there is not much difference in this respect between Europe and the US (Have you ever seen American History X?). Therefore, it's not that Russia is getting more racist year by year.

Still sad, though that this is happening betwwen young people, who are supposed to be the country's future.

But Russofoba shouldn't complain about this. She's the forst to spread hate and intollerance on the net. She might well be those naziskins' mentor...