A 2006 demonstration in Moscow against hate crimes (ITAR-TASS)
May 2, 2007 -- The Moscow-based rights group Sova says 25 people have been killed and 154 injured in racially motivated attacks in Russia so far this year.
The group says this figure is one-third higher than the count in the same period in 2006.
The majority of attacks this year took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod.
Russia has witnessed a surge in hate crimes in recent years.