Probably best known Russian skinhead attacks occurred at the annual Tornado Festival in Miass, a city in the Urals. On 30 August 2010, a group of 100 Russian skinheads stormed a crowd of concertgoers on Sunday, reportedly killing a 14-year-old girl. Details are still sketchy, but local media is reporting that some 100 people were injured while police “were inactive or ran away.” The skinheads were reported to have been armed with truncheons and sticks when they launched their attack on the event, attended by some 3,000 people.

Russian Skinhead attacks rock fest video

Russian skinhead attacks in St Petersburg

In 2006 Samba Lamsar was shot as he and his friends left a night club in the centre of Russia’s second-largest city. The attack on a group of African students took place early on Friday on the 5th Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, police in St Petersburg said. They said the murder was racially-motivated, after finding a shotgun with a swastika sign on it near the scene of the attack.

The city has recently seen an increase in violent attacks on foreigners and members of ethnic minorities. On 25 March, the nine-year-old girl of Russian and Malian parentage was seriously injured in a stabbing attack, which prosecutors believe was racially-motivated. Last December, a Cameroonian student was stabbed to death and a Kenyan national was wounded in attacks across St Petersburg.

Russian skinheads attacks in Moscow region

In September 2010 Russian skinheads knife five foreigners. A SAVAGE knife attack by Russian skinheads near Moscow left five people hospitalised, three in critical condition, police said. The victims, all Tajiks, suffered multiple stab wounds in the attack overnight in the town of Domodedovo, south of Moscow, near one of the city’s three airports.

In march 2004 Moscow skinheads kill Afghan. Abdul Wasi, a 27-year-old market trader, was attacked with bottles and metal bars as he walked home. Russian police believe that Mr Abdul was attacked gang of skinheads as he was walking home at night.

In 2001, three people died and others were injured as skinheads rampaged through the markets. Five people were later convicted of carrying out the racist attack. Moscow markets, where many traders are non-Russians, have been the target of previous Russian skinhead attacks.

Media reports about Russian skinheads attacks

Skinheads on trial for ‘racist’ murders
Youths on rampage in Moscow market
Girl killed by Russia ‘racists’
Russian skinheads knife five foreigners

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