We publish the Human Rights First's press release of the 2007 Hate Crime Report Card.20.12.2007 - 14:12
On December 1, 2007, in St. Petersburg, not less than 5 people became victims of a series of racist assaults. A 20 year-old citizen of Uzbekistan died in the result of the attack.
In the period of January 1 to November 30, 2007, in Russia, there were no less than 546 people attacked, including 57 fatalities. These figures do not include underreported attacks on homeless people (in 2007, there have been 4 murders of the homeless people which the police considers or suspects to be perpetrated be the neo-nazis) and on LGBT people (only in May, on the day when the gay pride event was to take place, no less than 10 people were beaten by the neo-nazis).30.11.2007 - 19:51
On November 27, 2007, in Samara, on there way from a punk-festival, up to 6 antifascists were attacked and severely beaten by a group of around 30 nazi-skinheads.
On November 8-9, 2007, the SOVA Center participated in the International Network against Cyber-Hate (INACH) Conference in Berlin.16.11.2007 - 15:16
On November 13, 2007 in St. Petersburg, a memorial was held at the place on the same date two years before, Timur Kacharava, an anti-fascist activist and musician, was stabbed to death by a group of Neo-nazis.13.11.2007 - 19:44
In the period of January 1 to October 31, 2007, in Russia, there were no less than 270 racially motivated attacks affecting a total of 472 people, including 53 fatalities. Last year in the same period, there were 220 attacks with 447 victims, 48 of them dying as a result.01.11.2007 - 17:14
On October 20, 2007, in Moscow, a group of up to 30 teenagers, presumably football fans, attacked several people, and as a result one of the victims died. All of the assaulted people were of "non-Slavic" appearance. The incidents took place after a football match between the "Spartak" and "Moskva" clubs.22.10.2007 - 18:47
On October 13, 2007, in St. Petersburg, a ska/punk/hardcore festival :Music of the Streets; became a target of several neo-nazi attacks.15.10.2007 - 18:08
On September 27, 2007, in Voronezh, a criminal case was filed against Dmitry Rumyantsev for the dissemination of hate propaganda covered under article 282, part 1 (incitement of hatred on the basis of race and ethnicity). Rumyantsev is one of the leaders of the National-Socialist Society (NSO), a relatively small, but well-promoted neo-nazi network. The charges have been brought in connection with his speech at a demonstration in Voronezh on July 21, 2007.02.10.2007 - 18:07