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June 13, 1999 | MARISA ROBERTSON-TEXTOR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Welland Rudd isn't a typical American. He's never eaten Thanksgiving turkey or watched fireworks on the Fourth of July. At 52, he has yet to set foot on U.S. soil. Rudd isn't a typical Russian, either. Although he speaks the language fluently and has lived his whole life in Moscow, he cuts an unusual figure here. What sets him apart is the cafe-au-lait color of his skin.
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June 13, 1999 | MARISA ROBERTSON-TEXTOR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Welland Rudd isn't a typical American. He's never eaten Thanksgiving turkey or watched fireworks on the Fourth of July. At 52, he has yet to set foot on U.S. soil. Rudd isn't a typical Russian, either. Although he speaks the language fluently and has lived his whole life in Moscow, he cuts an unusual figure here. What sets him apart is the cafe-au-lait color of his skin.
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August 13, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
African students at Russia's University of Friendship of Peoples were severely beaten by riot police Wednesday during a demonstration protesting the slaying of a student from Zimbabwe by a Russian policeman. The killing of the 25-year-old history student and the attack on peaceful demonstrators by baton-wielding, helmeted police were proof, the students say, of the systematic abuse they face in Moscow because of their skin color. One policeman yelled out, "I will kill you, swine!"
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December 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
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.
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August 2, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 13, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 8, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 8, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 13, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
African students at Russia's University of Friendship of Peoples were severely beaten by riot police Wednesday during a demonstration protesting the slaying of a student from Zimbabwe by a Russian policeman. The killing of the 25-year-old history student and the attack on peaceful demonstrators by baton-wielding, helmeted police were proof, the students say, of the systematic abuse they face in Moscow because of their skin color. One policeman yelled out, "I will kill you, swine!"
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August 2, 1992 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 13, 1992 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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