Skip to comments.Russia Responds to Anti-Migrant Riots by Arresting Migrants
Posted on 10/20/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by klpt
There was no easy way for the mayor of Moscow to respond to this weekends race riots. On Sunday night, a violent mob clashed with police in the south of the city, hurling bottles, destroying property and screaming for a purge of minorities from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Their leaders claimed it was revenge for the unsolved murder last week of a Russian man at the hands of a dark-skinned migrant worker. But while Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was quick to condemn the tactics of the mob, he found it hard to distance himself from its logic. Just this summer, during the citys mayoral race, Sobyanin was the one who brought xenophobia into the political mainstream. Now he was forced to reap what hed sown.
So his reaction to the violence, bizarre as it seems, was understandable on Monday morning, when he briefed President Vladimir Putin on the incident. Instead of pledging to rebuild or at least protect the vegetable warehouse that the racist mob had ransacked, Sobyanin ordered it to close down for using migrant labor. And, instead of trying to calm the immigrants who were the targets of the violence, he ordered raids on street markets to arrest more than a thousand migrants at random. We are carrying out a series of inspections not only at the [damaged] warehouse but other markets in Moscow in order to establish order, the mayor told Putin. Almost as an afterthought, he mentioned that police had arrested the organizers of the riot and charged them with hooliganism.
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Are they really “migrants” or are they illegal aliens?
My question also.
“...the unsolved murder last week of a Russian man at the hands of a dark-skinned migrant worker.”
Only ONE? Jeez....
Not surprised to see that the collectivists at Time used the word, “xenophobia” in their crap article or this
“So his reaction to the violence, bizarre as it seems,... ordered it to close down for using migrant labor.”
“...he ordered raids on street markets to arrest more than a thousand migrants at random.”
in order to vilify or demonize Putin for enforcing their own immigration laws.
That aught to keep ‘em quiet for a day or two.
Who reads Time magazine anymore?
“Who reads Time magazine anymore?”
That is the correct response... not to grant them super citizen status and give them billions of rubles for their crimes.
Ah,...so there was near immediate law enforcement action against the instigators of the violence, contrary to the meme of the Slime story. Slime magazine, your bias is showing.
And what ya want to bet "migrants" are the Communist term for factually illegal alien criminals in Russia? So law enforcement action was taken against them and their employers? Oh the huge manatee!! Slime mag, your bias is still showing.
“Criminal invaders and covert jihadists.”
So “migrants” is yet another way to describe “illegal alien invaders”?
The comments to the article are interesting.
Once again, Time magazine’s skewed perspective.
Imagine, just a few short years ago the MSM thought Russians could do no wrong. Now it seems as though they do nothing right. Whats changed, guys?
The article suggests that they are former Soviet citizens, now migrants, from several of the now independent Soviet Republics.
It is a little known fact that part of the reason the Soviet Union collapsed was the ethnic stresses between the Russians and the outlaying Republics.