MINELRES: Bigotry Monitor: Volume 6, Numbers 42-45 (content)

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Volume 6, Number 45
Friday, December 29, 2006

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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* * * RUSSIA'S YEAR OF 2006 * * *
 
1. COMMENT TO REMEMBER
 
2. SUCCINCT SUMMARY

3. INTRIGUING FORECAST

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PUTIN: INTOLERANCE OR HUMANISM TO FILL IDEOLOGICAL VOID
 
FEWER RUSSIANS CALL FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL ETHNIC GROUPS

SOVIET NOSTALGIA LINKED TO ANTI-WEST ATTITUDES

SKINHEADS VIDEOTAPE RACIST MURDER
 
POLICE ATTACK ROMA FAMILY
 
BOMB TARGETS ANTI-FASCIST ACTIVIST
 
JEWISH CENTER VANDALIZED

POLICE, FIRE INSPECTORS DISRUPT CHRISTMAS SERVICE
 
AIDE TO STATE DUMA DEPUTY DETAINED IN NEO-NAZI ROUNDUP
 
LIGHT SENTENCE FOR NEO-NAZI VANDAL

SKINHEADS GOT SUSPENDED SENTENCES FOR MOSQUE ARSON
 
AZERI POLICE RAID JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES CHRISTMAS SERVICE
 
ANTISEMITIC MANIAC REARRESTED
 
RACIST ATTACK IN RIGA
 
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGES ESTONIA TO HELP RUSSIAN SPEAKERS

BACK IN BRITAIN, HOLOCAUST DENIER IRVING MAKES RACIST REMARKS

ILLEGAL MIGRATION TO SPAIN'S CANARIES SURGED THIS YEAR

MUSLIMS FACE MORE BIAS IN EUROPE, EU REPORT WARNS

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, MOBILIZING AGAINST THE ENEMY * * * 

RUSSIANS DEBATE THE ROOTS OF XENOPHOBIA
Romanticization of Nazi Symbols and Poverty Decried
 
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Volume 6, Number 44
Friday, December 22, 2006

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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DICTATOR DIES, UNCERTAINTY FOLLOWS                                              

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With the Litvinenko investigation stalled in Moscow, Russia's rating as
a democracy continues to decline in the Western world. 
 
1. BRITISH INVESTIGATORS RETURN HOME FROM MOSCOW

2. BELGIAN FM: RUSSIA NOT A DEMOCRACY

3. MORE SPIES WORK FOR NGOS, FSB CHIEF CHARGES

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GANG ATTACKS THREE JEWS IN KIEV

IZHEVSK CITY COUNCILMAN CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST
 
TWO SKINHEADS SENTENCED FOR ATTACK ON SOMALI
 
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION DISRUPTED IN PSKOV
 
EU'S SAKHAROV PRIZE GOES TO BELARUS OPPOSITIONIST MILINKEVICH
 
UZBEK TV INCITES INTOLERANCE OF PROTESTANTS

HOLOCAUST DENIER IRVING TO BE FREED

BRITISH JEWS MORE LIKELY HATE CRIME VICTIMS THAN MUSLIMS
 
 
* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, CONCERN ABOUT RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY * * * 


A TALE OF TWO RALLIES IN MOSCOW
Kremlin's Nashi Outperforms the United Opposition Movement, "Other
Russia"
 
On Saturday, December 18, the new opposition bloc "Other Russia,"
uniting liberals with groups as far to the right as the National
Bolsheviks, held its first rally in Moscow's Triumph Square, attended by
some 1,500 to 2,500 people. The following day, the Kremlin's
"anti-fascist youth organization" called Nashi (ours in Russian) staged
a lavish demonstration of some 70,000 members. 
 
1. KREMLIN PARANOIA LEADS TO EXCESSIVE DEPLOYMENT OF FORCES
 
2. NASHI PUTS ON LAVISH SPECTACLE
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Volume 6, Number 43
Friday, December 15, 2006

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
__________________________________________________________

The investigation of the murder of former Russian intelligence officer
Alexander Litvinenko in London has taken a new twist as the radioactive
poison polonium-210 is now traced to Moscow via Hamburg. On December 11,
German police launched an investigation of Dmitry Kovtun, 41, a Russian
businessman and former resident of Hamburg, on suspicion that he
knowingly carried the toxic substance from Russia to Germany and then to
London. However, the possibility remains, German police caution, that
Kovtun was a poison victim who was releasing polonium through
perspiration. In Moscow, there are signs of increasing official
nervousness about the case.
 
1. NEW SUSPECT UNDER WRAPS IN MOSCOW HOSPITAL

2. KREMLIN 'EXTREMELY WORRIED' 

3. STUDY SHOWS HIGH KGB PENETRATION OF RUSSIAN ELITE

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CHURCHES TO REPORT ON OFFERINGS AND PARTICIPANTS

IN VLADIVOSTOK, THREE KOREANS ATTACKED, ONE DIES

RACIST MURDER IN OMSK

NON-RUSSIANS ATTACKED IN VILLAGE STORE

SKINHEADS ATTACK BOLIVIAN

SKINHEAD ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL AFRICAN

COURT GIVES SKINHEADS SLAP ON THE WRIST

POLL SHOWS HIGH LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR RACIST VIOLENCE

HOLOCAUST DENIERS' MEETING CONDEMNED

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, A MODEST FAREWELL * * * 

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IN RUSSIA: UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Defending Human Rights  Likened to "Swimming in Hydrochloric Acid
Against
the Tide"

On the international Human Rights Day, December 10, Russian human rights
organizations agreed that the state of human rights has worsened in
their country. The anniversary commemorates the day in 1948 when the
U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1. CALL FOR UNITY SPURNED

2. FSB RAIDS OPPOSITION PARTY OFFICE

3. IN RUSSIA, 179 FOREIGN NGOS CHECK IN; NGOS VOW TO REPEAL LAW

4. OFFICIAL VIEW: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVANCE 'FAR FROM PERFECT' 

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Volume 6, Number 42
Friday, December 8, 2006

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
__________________________________________________________
 
The fatal poisoning of a former Russian secret service colonel Alexander
Litvinenko in London is turning into a full-spectrum Cold War-type of
crisis, with unpredictable and potentially far-reaching consequences for
relations between Moscow and London, as well as the European Union... 

1. BRITISH INQUEST STONEWALLED IN MOSCOW

2. KGB HIT SQUAD? 

3. UNEXPLAINED DEVELOPMENTS

4. IN RUSSIA, MORE CHARGES AGAINST THE VICTIM

5. WESTERN PRESS BLAMES PUTIN

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GEORGIAN WOMAN DIES IN DETENTION IN MOSCOW

VATICAN IS UNFRIENDLY, ORTHODOX PATRIARCH CHARGES

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAMAGED IN BLAST

MUSLIM TEENAGERS ATTACK JEWISH YOUTHS IN BELGIUM

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ASSURANCE FROM UKRAINE * * * 

SOME HATE CRIMES ARE PUNISHED BUT VIGILANTES GET A NOD

On December 6, President Vladimir Putin called on leaders of political
parties to take part in the struggle against extremism, RIA Novosti
reported. He said that "countering extremism is not only a state
responsibility, although the state should address it first and foremost.
Those who preach racial, national or religious hatred must know that
their
views will provoke an appropriate response."

But the response of the courts is not particularly harsh, and local
officials, including the police, do not feel that it is their
responsibility to protect vulnerable minorities.

1. TWO ETHNIC RUSSIAN TEENAGERS SENTENCED FOR KILLING 3 NON-RUSSIANS

2. MOB ATTACKS UZBEKS IN THEIR HOME

3. EXTREMIST LEADER GETS LIGHT SENTENCE

4. VIGILANTE YOUTHS TO SPOT ILLEGAL MIGRANTS

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