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Volume 10, Number 18
May 14, 2010

BIGOTRY MONITOR
 
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 leaders and people commemorated the 65th anniversary of the
victory over Nazism with welcome departures from the routine that may
yet prove historic. Even though President Barack Obama declined an
invitation to attend, he enhanced the festive mood of Russia's most
important secular holiday by praising his Russian counterpart Dmitry
Medvedev and recalling the intensity of the wartime alliance between the
two nations.
 
1. MEDVEDEV SLAMS USSR AS "TOTALITARIAN"

2. OBAMA LAVISHES PRAISE ON MEDVEDEV FOR DENOUNCING STALIN

3. MOSCOW'S WWII VICTORY CELEBRATION THE BIGGEST EVER

4. MEDVEDEV HAILS UNITY OF THE "ANTI-HITLER COALITION"

5. IS RUSSIA TO SHIFT TO PRO-WEST POLICY TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT? 

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STATE SUBSIDIES GO TO COMPLIANT NGOS

CHELYABINSK PROSECUTORS JOIN IN ANTI-JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES WITCH HUNT

ANTISEMITIC THEORY OF KIEV MURDER DEBUNKED

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, RUSSIA'S DEMOCRATIC FUTURE NEEDS HELP * * * 

STALIN'S GHOST STILL HAUNTS RUSSIA
The Appearance in Public Spaces of the Dictator's Portraits Split
Society

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Volume 10, Number 17 
May 7, 2010 

BIGOTRY MONITOR 

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 
_________________________________________________ 

There has been another case of neglectful death in a Moscow prison
hospital, followed by another stern presidential order to conduct a
"thorough investigation" of the circumstances. Does anything change in
Russia? 

1. MEDVEDEV ORDERS PROBE OF SECOND DEATH IN JAIL IN SIX MONTHS

2. LESSONS NOT LEARNED

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SENTENCED ON TRUMPED UP SPY CHARGES, ANALYST SUTYAGIN DENIED PAROLE

PROSECUTORS BUNGLE HATE CRIME CASE

BLAST INJURES TWO PEOPLE IN MUSLIM FOOD STORE

SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ALEXEYEVA'S ATTACKER

RUSSIA RANKS VERY LOW IN PRESS FREEDOM RATINGS
 
PUTIN, KADYROV AMONG WORST ENEMIES OF FREE MEDIA

MOSCOW COURT BANS NEO-NAZI GROUP

NEO-NAZI CHARGED WITH INCITING HATE CRIMES

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT STEPS UP PRESSURE ON JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

KYRGYZ OFFICIALS AND LOCALS RETURN TO OWNERS LAND SQUATTERS SEIZED


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, CRIMES BUT NO PUNISHMENT * * * 


RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATED MOST IN 13 COUNTRIES
U.S. Government Agency's Annual Report Puts 12 More Countries on Watch
List 

FURTHER DETERIORATION OF CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA
HATE CRIMES
WEAK JUDICIAL SYSTEM

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Volume 10, Number 16
April 30, 2010

BIGOTRY MONITOR

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
_________________________________________________

COURT REFUSES TO REVIEW ZHOVTIS CASE; U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION DISMAYED

NEW LAW PROPOSES TO GIVE FSB MORE POWER

NO RUSSIAN REGION HAS A FREE PRESS, GLASNOST STUDY SAYS

SEN. CARDIN URGES DENYING U.S. VISAS TO CORRUPT RUSSIAN OFFICIALS

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS MEMORIAL'S APPEAL TO OPEN KATYN FILES

KHODORKOVSKY'S KAFKAESQUE SECOND TRIAL

DEATH THREATS DAUBED ON KIEV JEWISH SCHOOL

GRAVESTONES DESECRATED IN UKRAINE
 
UZBEK MUSLIMS JAILED FOR YEARS; CHRISTIANS GET 15-DAY SENTENCES
 

* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, PARLIAMENTARY REPUBLIC FOR KYRGYZSTAN? * * * 
 
 
IS HUNGARY'S NEW CENTRIST GOVERNMENT SET TO COUNTER FAR-RIGHT SURGE?
Viktor Orban May Set an Example for the Former People's Democracies

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Volume 10, Number 15 
April 23, 2010 
 
BIGOTRY MONITOR 
 
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 Ministry of the Interior is hard at work on tightening control
over the news media. 
 
1. MOSCOW POLICE, JOURNALIST UNION SIGN SECURITY ACCORD
 
2. RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS SLAM POLICE-JOURNALIST ACCORD
 
3. REGIONAL MEDIA CHARGE INCREASING INTERFERENCE BY THE AUTHORITIES
 
4. MOSCOW POLICE DEMANDS THAT MAGAZINE TURN OVER ITS NOTES
 
5. MEDIA WATCHDOG WARNS INDEPENDENT "NOVAYA GAZETA"
 
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TWO MIGRANTS KILLED IN MOSCOW
 
IN 2009, 95 TAJIKS KILLED IN RUSSIA, REPORT SAYS
 
THREE MIGRANTS INJURED IN A BOMBING OF THEIR HOSTEL
 
JEWS ARE TOO PROMINENT IN RUSSIA, COMMUNIST DUMA DEPUTY COMPLAINS

BUBBLE-BLOWING YOUTHS ATTACKED BY NEO-NAZIS AND DISPERSED BY POLICE
 
TRIAL BEGINS IN VLADIVOSTOK HATE CRIME
 
FAR-RIGHT UKRAINIANS BURN ISRAELI, RUSSIAN, AND POLISH FLAGS
 
 
* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, EXTREME NATIONALISTS BECOMING "UNMANAGEABLE" *
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INTER-ETHNIC TENSION ROCKS KYRGYZSTAN 
Mobs Attack Non-Kyrgyz Minorities, Seize Their Lands, and Burn Their
Houses 

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Volume 10, Number 14
April 16, 2010

BIGOTRY MONITOR

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
____________________________________________________

MOSCOW JUDGE KILLED, NEO-NAZIS SUSPECTED

NEO-NAZI ARRESTED WHILE PREPARING BOMB

FSB CHIEF: 40 PEOPLE KILLED OR ARRESTED IN 2009 NEVSKY EXPRESS BOMBING

MOSCOW BOMBING WAS INTENDED TO PROVOKE CRACKDOWN

MORE RUSSIANS APPROVE USE OF FORCE AGAINST TERRORISTS, POLL SAYS

EXTREMISTS ATTACK HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

KYRGYZ SYNAGOGUE ATTACKED

ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS SURGE IN WESTERN EUROPE

CENTER WINS BUT FAR-RIGHT RISES IN HUNGARY'S ELECTIONS


* * * QUOTE OF THE WEEK, OBAMA FINDS FORMER FOE USEFUL * * * 


RUSSIANS AND POLES UNITED BY MOURNING
Emotional Breakthrough Follows Yet Another Tragedy in Russian-Polish
History

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Volume 10, Number 13
April 9, 2010

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
_______________________________________________________

Who will be the next victim among human rights activists in Russia? Is
another war originating in the Caucasus about to explode?  Will suicide
bombers unleash a tsunami of xenophobia? Such questions are no longer
hyperbolic speculations.

1. SELF-DESCRIBED 'PATRIOT' ATTACKS ALEXEYEVA, 82

2. A SPATE OF BOMBINGS ROCKS THE CAUCASUS

3. REVENGE IS THE BOMBERS' MOTIVE

4. XENOPHOBIA TARGETING PEOPLE FROM THE CAUCASUS RISES

5. BUT WHEN WILL RUSSIA'S CAUCASUS WAR END? 

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A MAN WHO HATES CHRISTIANS TO BE TRIED FOR BOMBING A CHURCH

RUSSIAN ARMY OFFICER SENTENCED FOR BULLYING A SUBORDINATE

RULING PARTY DRAFTS BILL TO CRIMINALIZE APPROVAL OR DENIAL OF NAZI
CRIMES

* * *QUOTE OF THE WEEK, PATRIARCH DISMISSES DEMOCRACY 'AS A TOY' * * *


POLITICAL CLIMATE CHANGES FOR THE WORSE
Disturbing Developments throughout Europe

1. HIGH VATICAN OFFICIAL MISSPEAKS

2. THREE JEWS ATTACKED IN BERLIN, MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS SUSPECTED

3. CHABAD HOUSE IN BUDAPEST 'STONED' 

4. LIKELY FAR-RIGHT GAINS ALARM HUNGARY'S JEWS

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