Russia: Hate-Crime Deaths Mounting, As Nationalists Close Ranks

By Claire Bigg
June 11, 2008
The punch came without warning, dealt by a young man wearing brass knuckles. A second assailant then picked up the woman’s limp body while his friend struck her repeatedly in the face and stomach.

“Two men came up from behind and hit me,” she recalls. “First they hit my right eye and then broke my nose and cheekbone. I fainted immediately. I hadn’t done anything wrong, they attacked me because I was veiled.”
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Like Stalin, Putin Using a Secret Infrastructure to Maintain Power, Pavlova Says
Monday, October 19, 2015
Paul Goble

Staunton, October 19 – As even some of Vladimir Putin’s defenders have had to acknowledge, the Kremlin leader’s real power is both illegal and unconstitutional because it rests not on formal institutions but rather on a secret informal network of special departments and special sections, much like the arrangements Stalin used in the 1930s, according to Irina Pavlova.
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o May 27, 2002 00:00
o by TonyParsons

A SERIES of photos shows a Russian policeman smashing his fist into the faces of a young mother and her tiny daughter. The photos are disgusting, appalling, horrible.
And yet they will come as no surprise to anyone who has read the book at number one on the bestseller list, Anthony Beevor’s Berlin: The Downfall, 1945.
The Russians have always been as cruel as any nation on earth. They even rivalled Nazi Germany in the brutality stakes. There is a sentimental attachment to the Russians in this country, especially among old Labour comrades.
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