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In Russia, an incredible amount of skinheads

April 18 2005

In Russia, a growing number of skinheads , "Ekho Moskvy. We have them almost as much as in all countries of the world combined - about 50,000 people.

It is these numbers are called by experts from the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights. Worldwide, there are no more than 70,000 members of such extremist groups. At the moment the group of skinheads operate in 85 Russian cities. Most of skinheads in St. Petersburg - from 10 to 15 thousand people. In Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Pskov, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar them too large quantity.

As experts of the human rights bureau, skinheads are the most aggressive part of the Russian nationalists. Motivated by ethnic hatred in 2004, Russia had committed 40 murders. In most of these crimes blamed skinheads.

At the moment, the skinheads are in free flight, and not merged into one organization. This set of disparate groups of three to ten people. If they had acted in metropolitan areas and cities of southern Russia, where exacerbated ethnic conflicts, now the skinhead movement spread to provincial and district centers.

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