The history of racism in the Russian Federation

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Emergency—Explosion of State and Popular Racism follows Moscow Blasts
By Lisa Taylor, International Solidarity with Workers in Russia (ISWoR), 13 September 1999. Since the recent series of bombings in Moscow and the south, the government and much of the media in Russia have blamed Islamic terrorists. Many have now gone much further down the road in inciting wholesale violence against anyone with dark skin or of Caucasian appearance.
Moscow race hate ‘on the rise’
By Sarah Rainsford, BBC News, Tuesday 4 September 2001. Africans students and refugees in Moscow say they are increasingly falling victim to violent attacks and police harassment—and all racialy motivated. In Soviet times, Moscow played host to thousands of students from all over Africa. In those days they felt like welcome guests.
Indifference to racism must be addressed
International Secretariat of Amnesty International, News Release, 19 April 2002. A vigorous response from the Russian authorities to racism is needed to stem the growing tide of attacks against ethnic minorities. The victims of racist attacks are often persons from Africa, Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, including ethnic Chechens, and refugees and asylum-seekers.
Sociology in the service of Islamophobia, 24 April 2005. A new weapon in the campaign to block the rise of Islam—specially commissioned opinion polls clearly designed to inflame rather than simply measure public opinion.