Statistics on Racist and Neo-nazi crimes in February, 2008
In February, 2008, in Russia, there were no less then 44 people attacked, including 12 fatalities. From the beginning of the year, 26 people were murdered and 72 more were injured as a result of hate violence.
The Leader of Format 18 Neo-nazi Group Convicted in Moscow
On February 18, 2008, in Moscow, Maxim Martsinkevich (alias Tesak) was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment in a standard regime penal colony, for public incitement of hatred committed in a group (paragraph "c", part 2, article 282 of the Criminal Code).
January, 2008. Statistics on Racist Assaults
In the first month of 2008, no less than 39 people, became victims of racial and neo-nazi violence, resulting in 13 fatalities.