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Racism and Xenophobia in Russia. Summary, May 2012

posted 5 Jun 2012, 10:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Jun 2012, 10:37 ]
4 June 2012 

Sova Center 

In May 2012 no fewer than 12 people were harmed in assaults motivated by racism and neo-Nazism, one of whom was killed (a Turkish-Meshketin in Rostov-on-Don.) The incidents took place in Moscow (one injured,) Saint Petersburg (seven injured,) the Novosibirsk region (one injured,) the Rostov region (one killed, one injured,) and the Samara region (one injured.) Victims included natives of Central Asia (five injured,) the Caucasus (one killed, two injured,) members of informal and left youth groups (two injured,) LGBT activists (one injured,) and Russians (one injured.) In the first five months of 2012, a total of five people have been killed and no fewer than 70 injured in 14 regions of Russia, with one receiving a serious death threat. [Read more]