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Tuesday, December 27, 2005
  Strange Fruit in St. Petersburg
In the Independent
An African student was stabbed to death and another seriously wounded in St Petersburg over the Christmas weekend, raising fears that hate crimes are spreading across Russia. A Cameroonian student was killed just hours after another two Africans were slashed with a knife on the same street. All three victims were members of St Petersburg's Water Transport University, where many foreigners study and live together in dormitories. Many are now terrified to go out onto the streets of St Petersburg.


Other news from Russia yesterday came from Moscow: about an explosion, or a fire in the city.
Terrorism was immediately excluded, because it had to do with commercial 'competitors', or well, that was the used desription. (by a 24-hours-news-TV)

I wonder what happened with the word mafia, or how about Russian organized crime? That would be a more appropriate definition for what is exploding in Russia.
 
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