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Thirteen Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In Russia Since January

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 13 people were killed and 61 injured in ethnically motivated attacks in Russia in the first six months of 2014.

According to the latest report presented by the Sova Center for Information and Analysis on July 9, the deadliest attacks in the last six months occurred in Moscow, where five people were killed and 13 injured by suspected ultranationalists.

Two people were killed and seven injured in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg.

The report did not include ethnically or racially motivated attacks in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region or in Crimea, the Ukrainian region that was annexed by Moscow in March.

The main victims of the attacks were migrant workers from Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as citizens from African states and Japan.

With reporting by Interfax

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