Wow, thanks for the revelations.. I hadn't heard anything about racism per se in Russia but
I saw that board that was lit up on the President's birthday with the Russians portraying him eating a banana or some such idiot drivel. that's why I called him a racist as well as homophobic in my previous post. So it goes much freaking deeper than that..
"Nearly 60% of black and African people living in Russia's capital Moscow have been physically assaulted in racially motivated attacks, says a new study.
Africans working or studying in the city live in constant fear of attack, according to the report by the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy.
A quarter of 200 people surveyed said they had been assaulted more than once. Some 80% had been verbally abused.
But the number of assaults was down from the MPC's last survey in 2002.
The report's clear conclusion was that Africans living in Russia exist in a state of virtual siege, says the BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes in Moscow."
So Russia isn't as pure as the putinistas would have us believe.. and always conveniently leaving out how dangerous it is to be Gay in Russia.. those poor people living under the fear of putin's homophobic wrath. Or a journalist who disagrees with his dictorial policies.. and under his thumb on the internet.