April 2008: Monthly Results
There were at least 24 racist and Neo-Nazi assaults in April 2008, leaving 6 people dead and at least 38 injured. These numbers do not include the victims of the mass scuffle in the Tver Region, which occurred on April 5, because we are unsure of the nationalistic motivation of the participants. Apart from Moscow, the attacks took place in Vladivostok, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Penza, Ryazan, and Stavropol.
The Neo-Nazi groups threaten State and Public Officials
In March 2008, radical right websites started to circulate a list of Chief Justices, including their home addresses and personal information. The list later expanded to include personal data on high-ranking procuracy officials, MIA (MVD) employees, as well as public figures and scientists who work on the problem of xenophobia in Russia. A number of radical right websites posted the web-link to the list, accompanied by direct threats of violence and even murder.
A New Book by SOVA "Ultra-Nationalism and Hate Crimes in Contemporary Russia: The 2004-2006 Annual Reports of Moscow's SOVA Center"
We present a book written by Galina Kozhevnikova in collaboration with Alexander Verkhovsky and Eugene Veklerov and published in the beginning of 2008.