Inter-Ethnic Clashes Becoming More Common on Moscow Campuses

(November 24, 2008)

Inter-ethnic violence is becoming more common on the campuses of several of Moscow's universities, according to a November 18, 2008 report by the Rosbalt news agency. The Moscow city police announced the finding, and criticized the university administrations for not promoting tolerance. The police report called for universities to expel students who start inter-ethnic brawls, which in some cases involve students from countries that have tense relationships, such as Azerbaijan and Armenia. There is no mention in the report about ethnic Russian students taking part in the violence, despite media reports indicating that it's a serious problem.

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