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. The attacks took place in Moscow (6 murdered, 17 injured people), in St. Petersburg (4 murdered, 1 injured), and also in Bryansk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Tula and Kaluga region. Individuals from Central Asia were attacked more often than other vulnerable groups in January (10 murdered and 6 injured).

There were also 3 guilty verdicts issued in connection with the distribution of hate propaganda - in Karelia, in St. Petersburg and in Tyumen.

There were no verdicts connected with the racist violence.