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Kyrgyz Migrant Found Dead In Moscow

Russian police detain alleged illegal migrants during a raid at a Moscow market. The issue of migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus is never far from the news.
MOSCOW -- A Kyrgyz labor migrant has been found dead in Moscow -- the second such incident in as many days.

A spokeswoman for the Kyrgyz Embassy in Moscow, Aiymkan Kulukeeva, told RFE/RL on January 7 that a 20-year-old Kyrgyz man was found stabbed to death at a flower kiosk in eastern Moscow early on January 6.

She said he had arrived in the Russian capital two weeks ago. His name was not released.

Also on January 6, Moscow police said they found the body of an Uzbek national who had been shot dead in the offices of the scrap-metal company where he worked.

Attacks against labor migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus occur regularly in Russia.

The Moscow-based Sova Center for Information and Analysis, which monitors xenophobia and extremism, said 20 people were killed and dozens injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia in 2013.