2008 Hate Crime Survey Released by Human Rights First
On September 25, 2008, Human Rights First released 2008 Hate Crime Survey, a second annual report examining bias-driven violence in 2007 and 2008.
Nationalists to Organize International Conference in Moscow
The Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI) has agreed to collaborate with the German National Democratic Party (NDP) and stated its intention to organize an international conference of nationalistic organizations in Moscow this winter. :We see the NDP as our most reliable ally in Germany. The vision of a future international coalition is clear in my mind;, said the leader of the DPNI, Alexander Belov. The declaration was made one day after the DPNI "Unifying' Congress on September 13 organized by one of the organization's factions, to which the Belov group was not invited. One of the main reasons, in fact, for the seemingly irreconcilable conflict in the organization is indeed Belov's declared ideology of a European-style nationalism.
"Kiss and Make Up' at a New DPNI Congress
On September 13, 2008, the "Unifying' Congress of the DPNI took place in Russia's capital. It was prepared by the Moscow faction of the organization, led by Alexander Mikhailov, with the stated purpose to heal the rifts in the organization existent since May this year.
Extremism is Suspected in the Cartoon "South Park'
On September 8, 2008, the Basman Interregional Prosecutor's Office for the city of Moscow issued a warning concerning extremist activities to the television station :2x2.; The warning was in regard to an episode of the cartoon "South Park' which aired January 9, 2008.
August 2008. Monthly summary
In August 2008, not less than 25 people, including 5 dead, became victims of racially and neo-Nazi motivated violence (in August 2007, 6 people died and not less than 66 were injured). Apart from Moscow and St. Petersburg, such attacks were registered in Perm, Tula, Uljyanovsk and Chelyabinsk.