Retaliation against ethnic Georgians

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In an act of political retalation, Russian officials are now systematically targeting ethnic Georgians for deportation. This is in response to the recent spy scandal in Georgia, where several Russian officers were arrested, angering Moscow.

Russia Deports Georgians and Increases Pressures on Businesses and Students

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 — Russia deported 153 citizens of Georgia on Friday as a wave of punitive measures against Georgian migrants and businesses grew, prompting criticism that the government is carrying out an ethnically motivated campaign of harassment.
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The police, who had already begun to shutter some businesses linked to Georgians, searched and closed still more on Friday, including two more casinos and two of Moscow’s better-known Georgian restaurants, according to officials and news reports.

At least some schools in Moscow received requests from the police to list students with Georgian names, presumably to help in identifying illegal immigrants, prompting a complaint from an education official, Lyubov Kezina.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/07/world/europe/07moscow.html?ref=world

Disgusting racism. :grumpy:
 

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/771529.html" [Broken]
Russia has become one of the deadliest countries for journalists. Twenty-three journalists were killed in Russia between 1996 and 2005, many in Chechnya, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Where's the international media?
:yuck:
 
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Yonoz said:
Where's the international media?
:yuck:
Well, since this murder is front-page news at http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10866465&PageNum=0 [Broken], etc., it's safe to say where the international media are - they're on the story of Anna Politkovskaya!

Although I'm not sure what relevance this has to the Georgia situation - it's certainly important enough to warrant it's own thread.
 
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Rach3
Perhaps a more appropriate question would be - where is the international outrage? At least here in America, most people are too lazy and slothful to have any concern for international news, which is sad because all the journalism of the world is at the tip of our fingertips.
 
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Rach3 said:
Well, since this murder is front-page news at http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10866465&PageNum=0 [Broken], etc., it's safe to say where the international media are - they're on the story of Anna Politkovskaya!
Of course it is - it's AP. But can you compare the volume of coverage of the happenings in Georgia and Chechnya to that of other conflicts? Chechnya is an ongoing, violent, international conflict. It is well within the scope of international news. It is right on Europe's doorstep, and the parties involved are certainly chief players in all matters international. I can cite anecdotes about the conflict that have evaded the headlines, for example are you aware that a Russian officer ordered his men to kill a Chechen civilian in front of a journalist?
There is plenty the world needs to hear about these conflicts.
 
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Rach3 said:
Perhaps a more appropriate question would be - where is the international outrage? At least here in America, most people are too lazy and slothful to have any concern for international news, which is sad because all the journalism of the world is at the tip of our fingertips.
I think people have come to expect this from Putin.
 
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Yonoz said:
I think people have come to expect this from Putin.
Maybe some people in the real world.

NYTimes, October 7 -
In Washington, the State Department spokesman, Sean McCormack, said the United States “urges the Russian government to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation in order to find, prosecute and bring to justice all those responsible for this heinous murder.”
The same government who assassinated her? :rolleyes:
 
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Astronuc said:
Maybe some people in the real world.
Ouch! :cry:


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