An attempted murder of an antifascist activist in Moscow
On December 22, 2006 about 5 p.m. in Moscow there was an attempt to murder 20 year old Tigran, an antifascist activist and one of the creators of website. Somebody painted a swastika on a wall and fastened a plate with an anti-Caucasian offensive inscription on a central heating radiator near the Tigran's flat. The plate turned out to be a mine.
29 victims in the first decade of December, 2006
Skinhead violence has been stepping up in the beginning of December. During the decade there were attacks in 6 Russian regions: Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Krasnodar Territory, Yaroslavl, Cheboksary and Vladivostok. The number of victims of these attacks in total is 29 people, including 2 people dead.
"Tolerance Week" as a Cause for Racist Violence
On November 9-16, 2006 in a number of Russian cities and towns a series of actions took place within the framework of the "Tolerance Week". Meanwhile, the second and the third week of November happened to be also a period of a sudden outburst of neo-nazi violence.
Ultra-nationalists and anti-fascists have celebrated the Day of National Unity
On 4 November 2006, rallies and marches took place in a number of Russian cities to celebrate the Day of National Unity; these actions were organized by right-wing radical groups under a collective name of Russian March. To remind, overall coordination of these events originally planned in 7 Russian cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Syktyvkar, Chita, Irkutsk, and Volgograd), was performed by activists of the Movement against Illegal Immigration (DPNI).
The sentence was announced in the case over the assault of a Roma family in Belgorod
September 12, 2006 in Belgorod the far right wing group "Belgorod National Corps" was found guilty of the assault of a Roma family.
Summary from SOVA: Mass riots in a Karelian town of Kondopoga
Mass riots took place this weekend in a small - less then 40 thousand people - town of Kondopoga in the republic of Karelia (which is situated to the North of St. Petersburg). It began with an ordinary fight of drunken people in a restaurant and finished with pogroms against people from the Caucasus and clashes of the local inhabitants with the riot police.
IHF and MHG: The Russian Authorities Must Respond Resolutely to Anti-Caucasian Pogrom
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) and the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) condemn the ethnically motivated riots that occurred in the city of Kondopoga in the Russian Republic of Karelia during the weekend and call for prompt and effective measures to bring to justice those who incited and participated in the violence.
One person killed, dozens injured over ten days
The period between end-July and early August 2006 in Russia was marked by an outburst of nationalist violence, leaving at least two dozen casualties, including one death.
A neo-nazi leader detention in Moscow
July 24, 2006, in Moscow, Dmitry Demushkin, the leader of an extreme rightwing neonazi group called "Slavyansky Sojuz" (or SS) was detained for several hours.
Four young men found not guilty of the racist murder in St. Petersburg
July 25, 2006, in St. Petersburg, the jury found four young men not guilty of the September stabbing death of a Congolese student Roland Epassak, 29.