MINELRES: Bigotry Monitor: Volume 9, Numbers 36-42 (content)

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Volume 9, Number 42
November 6, 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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Is Russia turning into a Land of the On One Hand, On the Other Hand? Or
is it all an honest search for national identity?

1. MEDVEDEV CALLS ON RUSSIANS TO REMEMBER STALIN'S TERROR

2. THE WORDS ARE FINE BUT WHAT ABOUT DEEDS?  

3. SQUARING THE CIRCLE - NOT A RESET

4. NATIONALISTS AND ANTI-FASCISTS MARK DAY OF RUSSIAN UNITY

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ALEKSEYEVA RECEIVES GERMAN AWARD

POLICE DETAIN SUSPECT IN MULTIPLE VANDALISM OF A CEMETERY

UNIVERSITY STUDENT FOUND GUILTY OF DISTRIBUTING RACIST LEAFLETS

TOP OFFICIAL JOINED IN ATTACKING JEHOVAH WITNESSES

KADYROV GOES OVERBOARD IN ISLAMIZING CHECHNYA

UN PANEL CRITICIZES RUSSIA ON HUMAN RIGHTS

U.S. OFFICIAL URGES KAZAKHSTAN TO MAKE GOOD OF ITS OSCE PLEDGES

KAZAKH HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST SENT TO REMOTE LABOR CAMP

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, DOOM THREATENED * * * 

UCSJ BATTLES NEGLECT OF HISTORIC CEMETERIES IN UKRAINE
Ravaged by the Nazis and the Soviets, Heritage Sites Now Face Real
Estate Developers


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Volume 9, Number 41
October 30, 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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The emerging consensus in Russia is that the October 11 landslide
election victory by the ruling party, United Russia, was rigged in at
least a few places-but so what? After the initial uproar, it is a fizzle
now.

1. MEDVEDEV PACIFIES OPPOSITION LEADERS

2. 'N.Y. TIMES': WHY RUSSIANS IGNORE BALLOT FRAUD

3. MORE RUSSIANS FIND OPPOSITION IMPORTANT

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KADYROV OPENS CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST MEMORIAL CHAIRMAN ORLOV

NASHI SUES FOUR FOREIGN PAPERS FOR LIBEL

POSSIBLE RACIST MURDER IN MOSCOW

MOSCOW NEO-NAZIS ASSAULT MIGRANT COMMUNITY LEADER'S SON

UKRAINE'S 1,500 JEWISH CEMETERIES TO BE RENOVATED

LUBAVITCH REBBE MEMORIAL IN UKRAINE AGAIN VANDALIZED

FAR-RIGHT EUROPEAN PARTIES LAUNCH AN ALLIANCE

GERMAN COURT FINES ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE BRITISH BISHOP

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, RUSSIA'S MIXED RECORD ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM * *
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ST. PETERSBURG GETS AN UNDESERVED AWARD FROM UNESCO
Russia's Second City Infamous for High Levels of Xenophobia

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Volume 9, Number 40
October 23, 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
_______________________________________________________

Did the Kremlin take a step too far by rigging local elections it would
have won anyway?

1. OPPOSITION LEADER'S VOTE NOT COUNTED IN MOSCOW ELECTION
 
2. FALSIFICATIONS, MISUSE OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS, UNDUE PRESSURES

3. GORBACHEV: ELECTIONS MADE "MOCKERY" OF RUSSIAN DEMOCRACY

4. MOST RUSSIANS REJECT WESTERN DEMOCRACY, POLL SUGGESTS

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RUSSIA SHUTS DOWN TWO ISRAEL EMIGRATION CENTERS

CRACKDOWN ON JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN TWO RUSSIAN CITIES

PROSECUTION OF HISTORIAN AND HIS POLICEMAN HELPER PROTESTED

BAPTISTS ASK FOR INCITEMENT CHARGES AGAINST ORTHODOX HOUSE ORGAN

RACISTS ATTACK CHINESE CITIZENS IN BLAGOVESHCHENSK

MOSCOW COURT DROPS GAY RIGHTS GROUPS' SUIT AGAINST MAYOR LUZHKOV

RUSSIAN COURT SENDS 3 OUT OF 5 NEO-NAZI DEFENDANTS TO PRISON FOR MURDER

PROSECUTORS WRAP UP NEO-NAZI MURDER CASE
 

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, KREMLIN SEES CHINA AS A TEMPLATE * * * 


EU JOINS THE BATTLE FOR INFLUENCE IN UKRAINE 
Russia Is Losing Influence in Crimea

As the Ukrainian presidential election campaign is about to begin,
tensions with Russia are gathering slowly. October 20 was the first day
for submitting the nominations, with November 6 as the deadline. The
campaign is scheduled to close on January 17.

On October 19, Itar-Tass reported that analysts forecast that the two
main rivals are the leader of the Party of Regions, Viktor Yanukovich,
and Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko who heads a political bloc that
carries her name. A likely absentee from the list is incumbent President
Viktor Yushchenko whose popularity has hit a low point.

1. RUSSIA THREATENS UKRAINE

2. UKRAINE WELCOMES EU INVOLVEMENT

3. WHAT RUSSIA MAY DO INSTEAD OF INVADING UKRAINE

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Volume 9, Number 39
October 16, 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
_______________________________________________________

1. CLINTON UPBEAT IN MOSCOW

2. CLINTON SPEAKS OUT ON ATTACKS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

3. RUSSIAN GAY LEADER CHIDES CLINTON

4. MCFAUL: OBAMA'S 'CENTRAL THEME' IS HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY

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STIFF PRISON TERMS FOR CAUCASUS YOUTHS ASSAULTING RUSSIANS

IN MOSCOW, RACISTS ATTACK CITIZENS OF NIGERIA AND CONGO

RUSSIA'S RULING PARTY WINS; OTHER PARTIES CHARGE FOUL PLAY

PROTESTERS STILL IN DETENTION

KYRGYZ SUPPORTERS OF JAILED HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER STAGE PROTEST RALLY


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ELECTION MERRY-GO-ROUND * * * 


PRAGUE FORUM SLAMS OBAMA'S OVERTURE TO MOSCOW
Who Is Afraid of Russia? Every Neighbor.

RUSSIAN PRESSURES, OLD AND NEW

YAVLINSKY'S SOUND ADVICE TO EU

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Volume 9, Number 38
October 9, 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
_______________________________________________________

Freedom of speech faces more attacks in Russia.

1. KREMLIN COUNCIL BLASTS NASHI PICKET OUTSIDE PODRABINEK’S HOME

2. RULING PARTY DEMANDS PAMFILOVA’S FIRING FOR DEFENDING PODRABINEK

3. KADYROV WINS LIBEL SUIT; ORLOV TO APPEAL

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SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN RACIST VIOLENCE IN RUSSIA IN SEPTEMBER

ORTHODOX CHURCH, TOP WRITERS MARK PUTIN’S BIRTHDAY WITH LAVISH PRAISE

SOLDIERS’ MOTHERS URGE RUSSIA’S OMBUDSMAN TO HELP CONSCRIPTS

RACISTS ATTACK KAZAKH MIGRANTS IN SVERDLOVSK REGION

UKRAINIAN POLICE DETAIN NEO-NAZIS IN MURDER CASE

SUPPORT FOR GERMAN FAR-RIGHT DROPS

ITALIAN COURT ACQUITS GERMANS CHARGED WITH AIDING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, ‘RUSSIA’S WAR ON WORDS’ * * * 


POLITKOVSKAYA TRIAL MAY RESUME
Three Years after Her Murder, the Case Is Unresolved

1. NEW SUSPECTS IN POLITKOVSKAYA MURDER

2. NO CONVICTIONS

3. POLITKOVSKAYA FAMILY LOSING HOPE

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Volume 9, Number 37
October 2, 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
_______________________________________________________

Evidence suggests that Russia is turning in the wrong direction.

1. Death threat.
LEADER OF KREMLIN-CREATED YOUTH GROUP THREATENS HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

2. Curbing democratic liberties.
PONOMARYOV CALLS INTERNET BILL PART OF CAMPAIGN AGAINST CIVIL LIBERTIES

3. Two attacks on anti-fascists in one night.
NEO-NAZIS ASSAIL ANTI-FASCISTS IN ST. PETERSBURG NIGHT CLUB

4. Popular indifference to democracy.
DEMOCRACY CONCERNS RUSSIANS LESS THAN OTHER NATIONS, SURVEY SAYS

5. Impunity encourages criminals.
VANDALS STRIKE JEWISH GRAVES IN TVER FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS YEAR

6. Two attacks on a church in one month.
VLADIVOSTOK BAPTIST CHURCH FIREBOMBED AGAIN

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PLAN TO BUILD HOTEL IN NAZI MASSACRE SITE DROPPED IN KIEV

KAZAKH OFFICIAL PROTESTS PRESSURE IN ZHOVTIS CASE

KAZAKH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RAID RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO FULFILL THEIR DUTY

TURKMENS IMPRISON TWO MORE JEHOVAH'S WITNESS CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, EVEN-HANDED STUDY OF GEORGIA WAR * * * 


CHECHEN PRESIDENT KADYROV CHARGES DEFAMATION
But the Trial Could Expose the Bloody Character of His Reign

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Volume 9, Number 36
September 25, 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
_______________________________________________________

WAVE OF RACIST VIOLENCE LEAVES THREE DEAD; MIGRANT PROTEST DISPERSED
 
NEO-NAZIS SPARK DEADLY BRAWL IN ORYOL

HATE CRIMES AND FEAR OF MIGRANTS WAY UP IN SVERDLOVSK REGION
 
MOSCOW NEO-NAZI GANG MEMBERS GET LONG SENTENCES
 
NEO-NAZIS ON TRIAL FOR KILLING EIGHT PEOPLE

ON RUSSIA'S SOUTHERNMOST PART, A BRUTAL WAR LITTLE NOTICED

MOSCOW ORDERS TATARSTAN TO "HARMONIZE" ITS LANGUAGE LAW

OSCE REPS VISIT JAILED KAZAKH HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

KAZAKH RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SURVEY FINDS "SERIOUS" VIOLATIONS
 
KIEV PLANS TO BUILD A HOTEL ON BABI YAR MEMORIAL SITE
 

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, THE IMPORTANCE OF ILLUSIONS * * *
 
 
NAZI AWAKENING
Murderous Racism Returns to the Old World
 
1. GERMANY MAY RE-THINK BANNING NEO-NAZI PARTY

2. CHAUVINISM GAINS STRENGTH IN HUNGARY

3. CZECHS MUST TACKLE RACISM TARGETING ROMA, SAYS EU EXPERT

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