TWO ARMENIAN BOYS STABBED IN MOSCOW

Armenpress
Jul 3 2006

MOSCOW, JULY 3, ARMENPRESS: Moscow police are looking for unidentified
assailants who beat up and stabbed two Armenian boys in the Moscow
Underground, Russian news agencies said quoting a source in Moscow
law enforcement services.

It said the Armenians were attacked on July 1 afternoon. Both were
taken to hospital with knife wounds. The assailants escaped. Reports
from the Russian capital said also a Kazakh citizen, a student taking
an advanced training course at the Military Engineering Academy,
was attacked and stabbed in Moscow on the same day. A police unit
dispatched to the scene found out that the Kazakh had been attacked
and stabbed by ten assailants, four of whom were young women. The
injured Kazakh citizen was hospitalized.

His life is not in danger," a source in Moscow police told Interfax
on Sunday.

"The assailants, all of them aged 17-18, fled," the source said. On the
same day, officials at a city hospital informed police that two Uzbek
citizens had been admitted to a hospital with multiple stab wounds.

"Police officials later found out that the two were attacked and
stabbed on Saturday evening in southwestern Moscow. The assailants
fled," the police said.

The victims are in grave condition, police officials said. More than
100 attacks incited by nationalistic hatred have been recorded in
Russia since the beginning of the year, officially about two dozens
of them ended in deaths of the victims.

In most cases, the attacks are committed by so-called skinheads,
activists of a nationalistic youth movement.