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News from the SOVA Center


Severe Attack on Tajikistani Guest Workers in Moscow

On July 28, 2008, not far from the Ridzhkaya Railway Station,
unidentified people attacked several guest workers from Tajikistan and
threw incendiary bottles into their dwellings. Some of the workers were
taken to the hospital for resuscitation with severe injuries.

Music Club to be Closed Down for its Head’s Extremism

On July 24, 2008, the Zabaykal Krai district attorney’s office submitted
to the Chitinskaya Oblast’ law court the request to liquidate the
regional public organization Chitinskaya Youth Club for Guitar Playing
‘Velikyi Istok’ (‘Great Beginnings’) and to delete its name from the
federal juridical entities’ register.

Are there radical rightists in the Petersburg Police? -

On July 24, 2008, following the communication about the arrest of
Aleksey Bychin accused of stabbing a militiaman, it became known that
radical rightists obtained access to information about detained
antifascists. According to the data from radical right sites, the
information came from the militia itself.


Antifascist attacks Nazi-Skinhead who turns out to be off-Duty

A young antifascist was put into custody in the Krestiy Prison by the
Kuybyshev district law court in St. Petersburg. He is charged with the
stabbing of an off-duty militiaman and his friend, whom he had believed
to be Nazi-skinheads, on June 13.

The federal list of banned extremist materials as of July 2008


Criminal Accusations against Two Schoolgirls in St. Petersburg

In March 2008, in St. Petersburg, a criminal case based on Article 116,
Paragraph 2, Part (c) of the Russian Criminal Code (beating motivated by
racial hatred) was set up against two female students at the 558 school
in the Kolpino district.  

The Death of Ilya Borodaenko Commemorated in Several Russian Cities

Exactly one year ago yesterday, activist Ilya Borodaenko was murdered
during an attack by a group of Nazi skinheads on a ecology protest
action to which he was taking part. In his memory, groups of people
gathered in several Russian towns, among which Irkutsk, Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Samara.  

New SOVA Center Book Now Available

The English language book entitled “Xenophobia, Freedom of Conscience
and Anti-Extremism in Russia in 2007”, edited by the SOVA Center, is as
of now available.


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