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Russian Probe Launched Into Koran-Burning Video

A masked young man holds up a CSKA banner at the end of the YouTube video in question.
Investigations have been launched in Moscow into a video showing Russian men burning the Koran and humiliating an injured young man on the subway.

Moscow police said on January 9 that a special investigative unit has been established to identify those behind the video.

The clip, which appeared on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet on January 5, shows at least two men burning a Russian translation of the Koran while cursing the Muslim holy book.

The men's faces are not seen.

The same voices are heard later in the video demanding that a frightened young man on a Moscow subway train "denounce Allah."

The man is nursing a head injury and appears to have just been beaten.

The last part of the video shows pictures of men with soccer scarves and a Russian nationalist flag while an anti-Chechen song is played.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS