The incident occurred on April 22 when a group of six or seven youths set upon a group on the platform of a Moscow metro station.
The victim, Vagan Abramyants, died on the spot after being stabbed in the chest.
(AFP, Reuters, ITAR-TASS)
Epidemic Of Hate
Yusuf Sultonov, whose 9-year-old daughter was beaten and stabbed to death in St. Petersburg on February 9, 2004 (TASS)
EXTREMISM ASCENDANT: More than half of Russians have xenophobic views, according to a report published in August 2005. In the report, rights groups say that -- despite progress in some areas -- racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism remain rife in Russia. But what worries watchdogs most are recent moves by nationalist-patriotic movements to form paramilitary groups....(more)
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