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Uzbeks, Kyrgyz Clash In Moscow


There are hundreds of thousands of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.

There are hundreds of thousands of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.

MOSCOW -- Violent clashes between Uzbek and Kyrgyz migrant workers in Moscow have left one person severely wounded, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Dozens of ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz clashed near the Profsoyuznaya subway station on the night of July 26. One of the participants in the clashes was hospitalized with knife wounds.

Almaz Abdisyaev, the legal attache at the Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow, told RFE/RL that four people were arrested for allegedly organizing the clashes.

Last month, police prevented a similar clash between Uzbeks and Kyrgyz near the Kazansky railway station.

There are hundreds of thousands of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.

The latest tensions are a consequence of the clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the southern Kyrgyz regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad last month.

At least 355 people were killed and hundreds of thousands fled their homes due to the unrest.
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