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Volume 5, Number 23
Friday, June 10, 2005

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
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HELSINKI COMMISSION CHAIR URGES ACTION AGAINST ANTISEMITISM, RACISM

RUSSIAN RETREAT FROM DEMOCRACY WORRIES WESTERN ELITES

SOLZHENITSYN LAMENTS ABSENCE OF RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY

RUSSIAN DAILY URGES BOYCOTT OF GOODS FROM 'UNFRIENDLY' STATES

SYNAGOGUE IN VLADIMIR VANDALIZED

EDITOR FOUND GUILTY OF INCITING ETHNIC HATRED AGAIN ESCAPES PUNISHMENT

DUMA WEIGHS BILL TO BANISH RUSSIANS MARRYING FOREIGNERS

UZBEK GOVERNMENT GUILTY OF A MASSACRE, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

U.S.-UZBEK TALKS ON MILITARY BASE STALLED

KAZAKHSTAN NEXT, SAYS PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

SLOVAK NEO-NAZIS MARCH

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, U.S. USE OF LENIN'S LEGACY * * * 

RUSSIA SPURNS CRITICISM OF ITS REPRESSION OF A SMALL MINORITY
The Reason May Be a Bad Local Governor but Repression of the Mari Is
Routine

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Volume 5, Number 22
Friday, June 3, 2005

BIGOTRY MONITOR

A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and
Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

EDITOR: CHARLES FENYVESI
(News and Editorial Policy within the sole discretion of the editor)

Published by UCSJ: Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union
___________________________________________________________ 

BUSH CALLS FOR INQUIRY OF UZBEK CARNAGE

NATO WARNS UZBEK GOVERNMENT

REPORTER SHOWN MASS GRAVES IN AND AROUND ANDIZHAN

SKINHEADS ATTACK 15 MARI INTELLECTUALS

SKINHEADS KILL DAGESTANI COUPLE, ATTACK ARMENIAN

MOSCOW SKINHEADS SENTENCED FOR MURDER

SKINHEADS ARRESTED FOR STABBING AZERI

POLICE ESTIMATE OF EXTREMIST STRENGTH LOWERED

COSSACKS BACK IN THE SADDLE

NEARLY HALF OF RUSSIANS FIND ANARCHY GAINING

RUSSIAN TEXTBOOKS OMIT THE HOLOCAUST AND THE GULAG

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DEFACED IN BERLIN

MALTA PICKS UP 60 MIGRANTS IN BOATS FROM AFRICA

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, THREAT OF THE YEAR * * * 

PRIDE AND PARANOIA
Criticism of Russia Is Arrogant, Says a Professor in Moscow
Whether warning about dangerous trends in the present or trying to
envisage the future, Russian intellectuals rely on the past, but their
interpretation of the past often bends the facts. The influence of 70
years of the Communist Party Line defining "objective reality" still
looms large.

In an essay titled "Russia-Europe: Friends or Enemies?" distributed on
May 30 by the semi-official news agency RIA Novosti, Professor Boris
Shmelev perceived a "reciprocal influence without parallel." He observed
that victory in World War II strengthened Russia's "geopolitical and
strategic positions unprecedentedly" while increasing "fear of its
might" that "eventually brought the European nations together." Without
recognizing the very real threat that the USSR posed to West European
nations, Shmelev seems to take credit for their banding together. In his
interpretation of the Cold War, "Soviet Communist Party members
proclaimed the inevitable victory of communism, which they pictured with
due regard for the social, political, and economic realities of Western
Europe." One wonders what Shmelev might mean by "due regard."

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