Monday, December 13, 2010

Ethnic Violence in Moscow

Following this past Saturday's clashes in Moscow that resulted in 32 people being hospitalized and 66 arrested, the Russian Orthodox Church has called on efforts to reduce ethnic tensions in the city to be stepped up to prevent future outbreaks of violence against the city's large population of immigrants from the former Soviet republics in Transcaucasia and Central Asia. President Dmitriy Medvedev has also called for efforts to maintain public order to be stepped up. In the past year there have been 26 ethnically-motivated murders in Russia that were reported as such. More here.

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