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Volume 9, Number 20
May 22, 2009

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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TENSION BETWEEN RUSSIA'S TWO LEADERS?

1. MEDVEDEV AIDE ATTACKS PUTIN'S CONCENTRATION OF POWER

2. MEDVEDEV SETS UP COMMISSION TO GUARD AGAINST 'FALSIFICATION OF
HISTORY'

3. DUMA TO IMPOSE HEFTY PENALTIES FOR DISSENT

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MOSCOW NEO-NAZIS MURDER ONE, WOUND ANOTHER

CROWD PROTESTS ARREST OF A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST ON SHAM CHARGE

ANTI-NAZI SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR STABBING TWO MEN ACTING LIKE NAZIS

SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR RACIST POLICEMAN WHO ATTACKED ARMENIAN FAMILY

IZHEVSK NEO-NAZI PLANNED TO DESTROY COURTHOUSE IN SUICIDE BOMBING

UKRAINIAN FAR-RIGHT PARTY BANS FILM ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST

CRIMEAN TATAR CEMETERY VANDALIZED

HUNGARY'S FAR RIGHT FORGES AHEAD IN POLLS


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, LAVISH PRAISE FOR PATRIARCH KIRILL * * * 

POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST GAYS MARS EUROVISION FINAL IN MOSCOW
Crushing Peaceful Dissent Does Not Improve a Nation's Image

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Volume 9, Number 19
May 15, 2009

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 celebration of its Soviet past reaches new levels.

1. RUSSIAN MILITARY PARADE BIGGEST IN POST-SOVIET HISTORY

2. CABINET MEMBER PROTESTS ANY CHANGE IN SOVIET LINE ON WWII HISTORY

3. VANDALS STRIKE MONUMENT TO JEWISH GULAG VICTIMS

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FEW IMPROVEMENTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS IN MEDVEDEV'S FIRST YEAR, SAYS AMNESTY

MOSCOW NEO-NAZIS CHARGED WITH TEN MURDERS

UZBEK POLICE QUASH COMMEMORATION OF ANDIJON MASSACRE

NEO-NAZIS THREATEN BELARUSIAN YOUTH OPPOSITIONISTS

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL VANDALIZED IN BELARUS

AUSTRIAN TEENAGERS SHOOT AT VISITORS TO CONCENTRATION CAMP SITE

HUNGARIAN NEO-NAZIS TRAIN THEIR MILITIA

EUROPEANS WELCOME U.S. BACK IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, NEED FOR GOOD NEIGHBORS IN RUSSIA'S BACKYARD *
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RUSSIA'S SYSTEMATIC DISMANTLING OF DEMOCRACY
Quotas on Shutting Down NGOs and Allowing Only a Modicum of Press
Freedom

1. MEDVEDEV ORDER LEADS TO SHAM TRANSFER OF NGO REGISTRATION

2. INDEPENDENT REPORTING AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

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Volume 9, Number 18
May 8, 2009

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
___________________________________________________________

Reports from Russia are discouraging, whichever topic one turns to.

1. RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AT RISK IN RUSSIA, SAYS U.S. WATCHDOG AGENCY

2. RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH RESURGENT

3. RUSSIA TAKES CHARGE OF BORDERS OF BREAKAWAY STATES IN THE CAUCASUS

4. NEO-NAZIS ATTACK POLICE IN THREE CITIES

5. RUSSIAN PRESS FREEDOM WORSE EVERY YEAR, REPORT SAYS

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GAY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS VOW TO MARCH IN MOSCOW

MOSCOW COURT SENTENCES TWO ON HATE CRIME CHARGES


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, THE REASON FOR WORLD INSECURITY * * * 

UK BARS ENTRY TO HATE MONGERERS
Far-Right Groups Gain Strength in Central Europe

1. EXTREMIST PROPAGANDISTS BANNED

2. THE RIGHT RISES IN EUROPE

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Volume 9, Number 17
May 1, 2009

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
___________________________________________________________

Whether on the ministerial or local level, the performance of the
Russian police leaves much to be desired. There are countless cases of
local misconduct, a weak central leadership, and only an occasional
apology for a blatant violation of accepted norms.

1. ST. PETERSBURG POLICE HARASS OPPOSITION

2. MEDVEDEV FIRES MOSCOW POLICE CHIEF

3. MVD'S NEW ANTI-EXTREMISM DEPARTMENT LISTS 164 HATE CRIMES

4. IN MOSCOW, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMMIT MORE EXTREMIST CRIMES

5. MVD UNIVERSITY FIRES AUTHOR OF ANTISEMITIC TEXTBOOK

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MORE THAN 200 EXTREMIST ORGANIZATIONS OPERATE IN RUSSIA, PROSECUTORS SAY

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS CALL FOR A FAIR TRIAL FOR KHODORKOVSKY

PROBABLE RACIST ATTACK ON TAJIK MAN ON A MOSCOW TRAIN

ELECTION IN SOCHI: NOT QUITE A VICTORY FOR PUTIN

FELDMAN ALERTS YUSHCHENKO TO RISE OF FASCISM IN UKRAINE

DAVID DUKE WAS ORDERED TO LEAVE THE CZECH REPUBLIC


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, DURBAN II PLUSES AND MINUSES * * * 


RUSSIA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN DANGER OF THEIR LIVES
In Expressing Their Concern, European Parliamentarians Take a Diplomatic
Route

1. ACTIVIST PONOMARYOV IS NOW GUARDED BUT NOT SECURE

2. EU GROUP URGES PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

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Volume 9, Number 16
April 24, 2009

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
___________________________________________________________

Optimistic or cynical, Russian analysts parse every word and action by
President Dmitry Medvedev who cultivates the image of an enigma, in
contrast with his mentor, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who has earned
a reputation as a tough-minded, outspoken authoritarian.

1. IS MEDVEDEV WINKING AT THE LIBERAL OPPOSITION? 

2. FINNISH NGOS CHALLENGE MEDVEDEV

3. STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA 'STABLE', SAYS OMBUDSMAN

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SO FAR, HITLER'S BIRTHDAY HAS BEEN QUIET

POLICE ARREST YOUTHS ACCUSED OF STABBING TAJIK

5 SENTENCED FOR KILLING A KYRGYZ MAN

MOB ATTACKS ATHLETES FROM AN ETHNIC MINORITY

ODESSA NEO-NAZI DIES IN BRAWL WITH ANTI-FASCISTS

UKRAINE HOLOCAUST MONUMENT VANDALIZED

UKRAINIAN JEWISH AND MUSLIM LEADERS TO MEET


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, THE CHECHNYA WAR IS OVER * * * 


UN CONFERENCE ON RACISM LEADS TO DEFEAT OF ANTISEMITIC BLOC
Universal Condemnation Follows Iranian's Speech Calling for an End to
Jewish World Domination

1. WALKOUT DISRUPTS AHMADINEJAD'S ANTISEMITIC TIRADE

2. OUTRAGE THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN WORLD

3. DIPLOMATS FIND A COMPROMISE SOLUTION - IN JUST ONE DAY! 

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