July 14, 1999 |
A young man with a swastika tattooed on his chest walked into a Moscow synagogue and repeatedly stabbed a prominent Jewish leader in the latest incident of anti-Semitism in Russia. Leopold Kaimovsky, the 52-year-old director of the Jewish Cultural Center at Moscow's Choral Synagogue, was in grave condition after surgery at a Moscow hospital, a doctor said. The alleged attacker, identified as 20-year-old Nikita Krivchun, was detained by guards at the synagogue and then turned over to police.
April 20, 2007 |
A leading Moscow university ordered foreign students to stay in their dormitories for three days because of fears of ethnic violence before and after Adolf Hitler's birthday today. Hundreds of foreigners at Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy were told to stock up on food and warned they would not be let out of the dormitories through Saturday. At least 22 people have been killed and more than 130 injured in apparent hate crimes in Russia this year, said the SOVA center, which monitors xenophobia.