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Russian Group Says Killed 25 In Hate Crimes This Year

A 2006 demonstration in Moscow against hate crimes (ITAR-TASS) May 2, 2007 -- The Moscow-based rights group Sova says 25 people have been killed and 154 injured in racially motivated attacks in Russia so far this year.

The group says this figure is one-third higher than the count in the same period in 2006.

The majority of attacks this year took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod.

Russia has witnessed a surge in hate crimes in recent years.


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