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Volume 5, Number 17
Friday, April 29, 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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U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION UP FOR REORGANIZATION

RUSSIA MUST HAVE IMMIGRANTS, EXPERTS SAY

SEVEN TEENAGERS SENT TO PRISON FOR RACIST RAMPAGE

THREE RUSSIAN TEENAGERS CAUGHT PUTTING UP HITLER POSTERS
 
SKINHEADS THREATEN TAMBOV'S JEWS
 
ARREST OF NINE MUSLIM WOMEN OUTRAGES MUSLIM COMMUNITY
 
ARMENIAN CHURCH DEFACED WITH GRAFFITI ON ARMENIANS AND JEWS
 
KYRGYZ OFFICIALS DISMISS RUMORS OF ETHNIC CLEANSING

U.S. COMMISSION SCORES SLOVAKIA'S RELIGION LAW

SPANISH NEO-NAZIS ARRESTED

EUROPE'S PARLIAMENT URGES ACTION ON ROMA RIGHTS CRISIS
 
* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, THE CENTURY'S GREATEST CATASTROPHE * * * 
 

NEWS REPORTS DIFFER ON PUTIN'S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS
But What Did He Want to Say?

In his 47-minute-long state of the nation speech before the joint
session of Parliament on April 25 and carried live on state television,
President Vladimir Putin put forth many ideas. They offered little that
was new, but the ideas were so numerous that he baffled a press trying
to zero in on the essence of the keynote address and eager to divine
what the head of state really wanted to say. Perhaps lacking guidance
from Kremlin officials or perhaps simply reflecting their own
assessments of the increasingly controversial leader, three news
agencies, expected to be the least subjective of news organizations,
filed three dramatically different reports on the same speech.
  
1. PUTIN THE DEMOCRAT
 
2. A THREE-POINT AGENDA FOR RUSSIA - PLUS A WARNING
 
3. WARNING TAX OFFICIALS: DON'T TERRORIZE BUSINESS


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Volume 5, Number 16
Friday, April 22, 2005

The new head of the Roman Catholic Church has a small "brown spot" in
his youthful past as well as staunchly conservative convictions on a
series of issues, from the role of women and to "the grave spiritual
deficiency" of other religions. Nevertheless, leaders of the Russian
Orthodox Church as well as of the Jewish community welcomed his
election.

At the same time, Russian Orthodox and Jewish leaders offer contrasting
interpretations of the new pontiff's close friendship with his
predecessor. The first group hopes for a new relationship because he
comes from Germany and the second is confident of continuity with the
great Pole who sought friendship with the Jewish people. 

According to the emphatically secular "New York Times," Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger, who has become Pope Benedict XVI, is a son of World War II
Germany as well as of a "deeply Roman Catholic region, Bavaria." 

1. RUSSIAN ORTHODOXY WELCOMES GERMAN POPE

2. RATZINGER ATONES FOR WARTIME ROLE

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TRENDS IN RUSSIA 'VERY WORRYING,' RICE TELLS PRESS

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP WARNS OF SPREADING ANTISEMITISM AND XENOPHOBIA
 
NEW GROUP TO STOP PUTIN'S ENEMIES AND ANOTHER 'ORANGE REVOLUTION'

OPPOSITION LEADER ATTACKED
 
SKINHEADS ATTACK SPANIARD IN LIPETSK

ANTI-FASCISTS ASSAULTED IN VORONEZH

BISHOP HEADING LUTHERANS IN RUSSIA DEPORTED

KIEV SKINHEADS ESTIMATED TO NUMBER 10,000
 
* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, A CARDINAL'S COMPROMISE * * *

RUSSIAN PENTECOSTALS STILL LIVE IN A GULAG
Their Churches Are Burned Down, Their Children Taken Away
 
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