Skip to comments.Girl, 9, stabbed in Russian racial attack
Posted on 03/26/2006 7:07:13 PM PST by M. Espinola
Two men attacked and stabbed a nine-year-old girl of mixed Russian and African heritage in St. Petersburg, seriously injuring her in an apparent xenophobic attack, officials said Sunday.
The Saturday evening attack took place in an apartment building hallway and was the latest incident targeting foreigners or minorities in Russia's second-largest city.
Aliu Tunkara, who heads a civic group for Africans in St. Petersburg, said the girl was returning home after a walk and had just entered the building when two men stabbed her.
Alexander Klaus, an investigator with the city prosecutor's office, said in televised comments that during the attack nothing was stolen from the girl, whose father is from Mali and whose mother is Russian. He said the girl had been hospitalized in satisfactory condition.
"The attack has caused a strong public reaction and is being investigated under charges of hooliganism and attempted murder," City Prosecutor Sergei Zaitsev said in televised comments. "We are considering xenophobia as a motive."
The incident came just days after a St. Petersburg jury acquitted a teenager of fatally stabbing a nine-year-old Tajik girl two years ago. That killing drew wide public attention, provoking protests from Tajikistan and underscoring an increase in hate crimes in Russia's major cities.
Tunkara said he thought Saturday's attack was connected to the jury decision.
"Since nobody was punished for the murder of the girl, people with similar nationalist attitudes could now feel that they have nothing to fear in committing such actions," he said.
Rights groups argue Russian authorities do little or nothing to combat racial crimes.
I've actually heard it refered to as "Universitet Druzhba Urodov"!
Not bad. :)
I recall that statement as coming from Bill Cosby's wife. Regardless, it was a very incorrect comment.
Your'e not talking about the SAME Bill Cosby who is so edified on this board for telling low income blacks to stop blaming their failures on white racism,are you?
End of sarcasm.
Cosby gets a pass way too often from folks here.While admiring his success and talent,I smell a rat when he pops off.The sad truth is that many blacks who"make it"turn their noses up at "those people"in the hood whose behavior they fear will reflect badly on them through guilt by racial association.
Then,of course,we have the "outside woman"and the out of wedlock Cosby child.
I thought that stuff only happened to blacks from the projects!
No not at all. She's a biracial girl. Her father is black. Has he ever been attacked ever? That's what I was saying.
Cosby was a closet WHORE just like the great Dr.J.and Johnney Cochran led separate lives( with white women),fathered children, refused to take care of them; and somehow these bastards managed with the assistance of the MSM to discredit and smear these children and played the race card to the hilt. Money and position will buy you out of everything
like Pushkin, Russia’s national poet