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Russian Xenophobia and the History of the Finnic-Speaking Peoples

By Martin W. Lewis | January 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hostility toward foreigners is a major problem in Russia today. Xenophobic attitudes are common across a broad segment of the population, and violent assaults by skinheads and self-styled neo-Nazis on individuals perceived as foreign are common. People from the Caucasus region, stereotypically linked with organized crime and Islamic extremism, are often singled out

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