A black Russian?
My recollection from the old Soviet days was that the Russians made noises about solidarity with oppressed black folks in Africa, brought them to Moscow for training in communism -- and then treated them like dirt.
Some things don't change.
The biggest news in that article is flabbergasting - they ACQUITTED the teenager who killed that poor Tadjik girl (I guess I should say "allegedly" - not). Unbelievable.
St. Pete has some definite skinhead/rascist problems. They also have a heckuva lot more emigrants and gypsies than Moscow has. If you walk up Nevskyj Prospekt at night you're encountered by skinheads AND gypsies (not together of course). I was in St. Petersburg a few years back with a TVA scientist (he's black). We were at the train station and this drunk guy came up and yelled some epithats and kicked his suitcase. What the drunk didn't know is we had a couple of Russian navy officers with us. Boy was he sorry.... nothing like a butt kicking AND an arrest.
Lots of skinheads in Moscow lately. When things go bad and the economy tanks, always blame it on the minorities. Many Russians epitomize intolerance.
"The evil that men do lives after them"
I remember when Bill Cosby's son was murdered by a Russian immigrant, Cosby was all over the news blaming "America" for it, as in "America made him racist, because there is no racism over there."
But Cosby had no idea what he was talking about.