Foreign students have held rallies against attacks on foreign nationals in St. Petersburg (file) (epa)
June 20, 2007 -- A Russian expert on racist extremism is in hospital after being attacked near her house in St. Petersburg, RFE/RL's Russian Service reported.
Valentina Uzunova, a human rights activist, was beaten up on June 19 and is suffering from concussion as a result.
According to RFE/RL's Russian Service correspondent, Uzunova had received several threats.
The attack coincided with one-year anniversary of the murder of another prominent human rights activist, Nikolai Girienko.