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'Death to negroes' reads graffiti in St. Petersburg (file photo) (AFP)
May 30, 2006 -- A 19-year-old ethnic Armenian has been stabbed to death by a group of young men on a suburban train near Moscow.
Artur Sardaryan was killed on May 25, but his death was only announced today.
A spokeswoman for the Moscow region prosecutor's office says the group approached Sardaryan as he sat on a regional commuter train and stabbed him for no apparent reason.
A lawyer representing the family, Simon Tsaturyan, quotes eyewitnesses as saying the attackers shouted "Glory to Russia!"
Prosecutors have launched a hate-crime investigation.
The killing is the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners and immigrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia in Moscow and throughout Russia.
(compiled from agency reports)
Yusuf Sultonov, whose 9-year-old daughter was beaten and stabbed to death in St. Petersburg on February 9, 2004 (TASS)
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