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Two Central Asian Migrant Workers Killed In Moscow

Two Central Asian migrant workers -- from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan -- were found stabbed to death in Moscow on October 12.

The second secretary at the Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow, Aiymkan Kulukeeva, told RFE/RL on October 13 that the two men's bodies had been found in a park in southwestern Moscow.

Police in the Russian capital were searching for two men and a woman identified as suspects.

Attacks on people from Central Asia and the Caucasus, many of them labor migrants, have become frequent in Russian cities in recent years.

Sova, a Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism, said last month that 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia in 2014.

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

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