Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The governor of the northern Russian region of Karelia - scene of recent ethnic violence - has blamed migrants for most of the unrest

BBC News:

Sergei Katanandov said the behaviour of some young people from the Caucasus was inexcusable, and they would have to lower their profile or leave.

Riots erupted after two Russians were killed last week in a cafe fight with Chechens in the town of Kondopoga.

Chechen leaders have blamed the police for failing to contain the unrest.

A Chechen delegation has arrived in Karelia on a fact-finding mission.

"We will certainly visit Kondopoga to meet and speak to the local population," Idris Usmanov, deputy speaker of the Chechen assembly told Itar-Tass news agency.

"The events similar to those in Kondopoga should never happen again in any Russian region," he said.

In an interview with the Isvestia newspaper, Karelia's governor also criticised local police and prosecutors for allowing the cafe brawl to snowball out of control.

But he put the blame mostly on the migrants from the Caucasus.

"Some of these people will probably have to change their place of residence. These young people will either have to behave quietly and keep their heads down or leave," Mr Katanandov said.

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At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Russuians have the right idea. Never happen in America though. Asking foreigners to behave or leave is racist and might land you in court with a lawsuit from the ACLU.


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