[For Dion] Neo-Nazis Admit 20 Race-Hate Murders

    Dion, December 12, 2007: “As I stated on the Bombshell forum Andy, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.”

Russian Thugs’ Killing Spree
Will Stewart
Glasgow Daily Record
October 3, 2008

TWO neo-Nazi skinhead leaders have admitted murdering 20 people and wounding a dozen more in a series of random racist attacks.

Detectives think the gang led by Artur Ryno [below] and Pavel Skachevsky killed up to 30 dark-skinned victims in a 14-month orgy of violence.

The swastika-wearing mob, which included female Hitler worshipper Svetlana Avvakumova, would follow their victims and kill them while filming the attacks on their phones.

Pictures they took show the Russians posing and giving Nazi salutes next to the dead bodies.

    Artur said that there were witnesses in many of his crimes, although nobody tried to stop them.

The gang was killing the mainly Asian-looking victims from the former Soviet republics in a twisted belief they were cleansing the Russian nation of impure foreigners, said police.

Ex-choir boy Ryno, 17, from Yekaterinburg, was arrested in April for a murder of a prosperous Armenian Muscovite, Karen Abramyan.

One detective said: “The gang used to gather spontaneously, when they had free time from their studies.

“They would get boozed up, then go into the suburbs roaming around looking for a victim.

“They would attack their victims silently and then watch their agony. Once they attacked a Ukranian man, mistaking him for an Asian looking Tajik man in the darkness.”

Ryno was arrested trying to flee in a tram after their last victim, Abramyan, was stabbed 20 times. Marta Abramyan, the victim’s wife, witnessed the attack. She said: “I saw everything.

I heard him cry, ‘Take the money, take anything, but stop stabbing me!’ But they didn’t care, they were finishing him off”.

Ryno later told police: “I hate people from the Caucasus and Asians, who have come to Moscow to oppress the Russians.”

He admitted he committed his first crime on August, 2006, near Cherkizovsky Market when a fight broke out and he randomly joined in.

He told police proudly: “We were walking when I noticed a clash and hurried to help. I took out my knife and stabbed a non-Russian several times.”

According to the Russian Government analytical centre, 440 people have been victims of racist assaults this year, including 48 deaths.

Experts believe there are neo-Nazi gangs in 85 cities across Russia.

On Russia, Racial Democracy and the Specter of Ethnic Violence, see moscowthroughbrowneyes, February 26, 2008:

A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was stabbed thirty-six times. He died in the courtyard that my bedroom window looks out onto. I read about his attack a week later.

Now, as the second month of 2008 closes, the victims of such private acts of ethnic violence in Russia sickeningly pile up. Even the New York Times has finally picked up the story, taking a short respite from its usual Putin-baiting and glamorous lifestyle reporting to publish an online post on the matter of Russian racism in The Lede. To get some sense of the severity of the problem, here’s a sampling of what the past ten days in Moscow looked like, based on information collected by the SOVA Center.

20 February: A 43-year-old Uzbek man was severely beaten by two teenage skinheads in the North of Moscow.

19 February: In Severnoe Izmailovo, a Tadzhik citizen was stabbed multiple times but survived.

19 February: A 27-year-old Tadzhik citizen was found murdered with multiple stab wounds in Moscow’s South.

19 February: A 38-year-old Azeri man was fatally stabbed twenty-five times near Metro Station Shchelkovskaia.

18 February: A 25-year-old Uzbek was murdered on Ulitsa Miklukho-Maklaia in Moscow’s South. He died on the scene from multiple knife injuries.

18 February: The body of a 30-year-old Tadzhik native was found with multiple stab wounds on Dmitrovskoe Shosse in Moscow’s North.

17 February: In the northwestern neighborhood of Tushino, the body of a 34-year-old migrant was found. He had been stabbed in the back and head.

15-16 February: Late in the night, two Kyrgyz citizens were attacked near Metro Station Tekstil’shchiki in Moscow’s Southeast. One died from multiple stab wounds and the other has been hospitalized.

15 February: A group of drunk teenagers set upon a 22-year-old Tadzhik citizen in Moscow’s Southwest, beating him and stabbing him more than ten times. He managed to make it back to his apartment and as of 18 February was alive in intensive care.

14 February: On Ulitsa Pokrovka in Moscow’s Center, five teenagers attacked two Tadzhik natives, killing one.

12 February: The body of a 20-year-old native of Kabardino-Balkariia was found in the eastern neighborhood of Novogireevo.

12 February: A series of attacks occurred in Moscow’s South. In the neighborhood of Severnoe Chertanovo, a 21-year-old migrant was attacked, suffering knife wounds to his back and neck. An hour later, a Chechen migrant was beaten and stabbed near Metro Station Tsaritsyno. Some time later, again in Severnoe Chertanovo, another migrant was attacked…

The remainder of Buster’s post provides an excellent analysis of the potential reasons for this spate of racist murders.

Finally, please be aware that the Melbourne Centre for Yuppie Social Critique has advised local yoof to see nothing, hear nothing and say nothing. Skinheads Neither For Nor Against Racial Prejudice have refused to comment.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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One Response to [For Dion] Neo-Nazis Admit 20 Race-Hate Murders

  1. renny says:

    There is tacit and not-so-tacit Russian state collusion in these murders and more generally, in the rise of the new Russian right.

    Russian police are known to turn a blind eye to racist attacks and refuse to arrest/charge the perpetrators. This case is unusual in that came to court. These nazi psychos must have thought it was kind of “OK” otherwise they wouldn’t have been so brazen about it.

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