Report: racism in Russia 'out of control'

  • 2006-05-11
  • By Claire Bigg
RFE/RL PRAGUE - The respected human rights organization Amnesty International has called on the Russian government to take decisive action and stem a wave of racially motivated attacks in the country. The report, entitled "Violent Racism Out Of Control," accuses Russian authorities of turning a blind eye to hate crimes. Victoria Webb, an Amnesty researcher on the Russian Federation, said Russia needed a comprehensive, federal strategy to fight racism. "While we recognize that some representatives of the authorities, including President [Vladimir] Putin, have acknowledged the problem, we ...
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