On the wall where a Cameroonian student was killed in St. Petersburg in December 2005, grafitti says: "Death to Negros" (ITAR-TASS)
July 2, 2006 -- Separate attacks on two ethnic Armenians, a Kazakh student, and two Uzbeks on July 1 in Moscow have been reported today.
The two Armenians were stabbed during a fight on a metro platform on the evening of July 1.
A group of 10 teenagers, four of them girls, stabbed a Kazakh man, who is studying at Moscow's Military Engineering Academy, late in the afternoon. The Kazakh was hospitalized but his wounds were described as not serious.
Two Uzbek citizens were hospitalized after being stabbed by six young men in the early evening. One of the Uzbeks was described as being in critical condition.
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)