Memorial to Vagan Abramyants, victim of another racist attack in the Moscow subway this April (epa)
August 16, 2006 -- Russian police say they have detained three students suspected of beating and stabbing two Daghestani men on August 5.
A group of six people dressed in military fatigues attacked the two men in a Moscow suburban train, killing one and injuring the other.
Officials say fascist symbols and literature were found on the suspects.
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)