August 2, 1992 |
The bus drivers' ultimatum challenged the mayor with make-my-day logic: Clear the city of ethnic Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Georgians, or we'll do it ourselves. Signed by 404 drivers, the blunt threat has markedly escalated the tension in Bryansk, a working-class city where ugly ethnic violence has erupted as residents have squared off with foreign peddlers who earn big profits selling fruit and vegetables at local markets.
December 10, 1995 |
Russia's election commission called Saturday for an investigation of ultranationalist Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, saying he incited ethnic hatred and encouraged violence in legislative campaign speeches. The Central Election Commission also warned Zhirinovsky that it may ask the Supreme Court to revoke the registration of his party's candidates for Dec. 17 elections if such violations continue, the Interfax news agency said.
June 13, 1992 |
In the largest election of new members to the august Russian Academy of Science in many years, government officials, Jews and members of ethnic minorities were largely excluded, according to results made public Friday amid cries of "scandal" and "shame" from intellectuals here.
April 8, 1995 |
Shock troops stormed into a Moscow marketplace last month, rounded up all the dark-skinned males and herded them onto a bus, using rubber truncheons to silence anyone who complained. In a raid-and-plunder operation that has now become a routine part of Russia's purported war on organized crime, the despised riot police tossed the produce peddlers onto the floor of the bus.