Over 380 Detained After Anti-Migrant Riot in Southern Moscow

RT, October 13, 2013

Moscow police detained some 380 people during the mass rioting in a southern district of the city. A mixed crowd of nationalists and locals attacked a warehouse run by natives of the Caucasus, blaming a migrant for the fatal stabbing of a local.

Authorities lifted the emergency plan codenamed “Volcano” after midnight, several hours after public order had been restored. The plan, put into effect in the afternoon, involved sending scores of riot police to the scene of the clashes, and placing police officers across the city on high alert.

By midnight the streets were practically deserted, except for police officers and a couple of bystanders discussing the day’s events. Meanwhile the 380 detained during the unrest were being interrogated in a criminal case over hooliganism–thus far as witnesses, police said.

A crowd of people on Sunday broke into a vegetable warehouse in the southern district of Biryulyovo, hurling rocks, smashing up stalls and vending machines. While the police estimated the crowd at about 350 people, witnesses at the scene suggested the number of rioters could be as many as 1,000.

Some of the most aggressive participants of the unrest clashed with riot police and attempted to block the street after several people were detained and forced into police vans.

A cordon of about 200 riot police failed to block part of the crowd from rushing in the direction of the warehouse.

The violent scenes came after a similar rampage took place at a nearby shopping center, where the rioters had originally gathered. The outraged crowd demanded that the police find the killer of a 25-year-old Russian, who was stabbed to death on Thursday allegedly by a man from the Caucasus or Central Asia.

The locals also lashed at the the authorities, accusing them of covering the wave of migrant crime and the illegal immigration in the area.

Ethnic tensions in Moscow have been high on politicians’ agenda in recent months, with the issue of illegal migration a key theme in the city’s mayoral election last month. Scores of migrants from former Soviet republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus live in the city, many working in low-paid jobs in food markets without legal residency permits. The city’s ethnic dividing lines are also overlaid with religious ones, as the Russian Orthodox majority is challenged in many neighborhoods by a growing Muslim population–both from Russia’s North Caucasus and from outside Russia’s borders.

On Sunday, media reports said that the police did not interfere while a crowd of rioters looted the warehouse and the mall, but later started to arrest those who remained on the scene. RT’s Lucy Kafanov reported that the situation in the district was largely settled by nightfall.

However, later on Sunday some 300 people gathered near the devastated shopping mall and reportedly tried to block the nearby road again. The mob began to hurl bottles at riot police after they attempted to prevent the action, said a Ridus.ru correspondent, who was hit by one of the bottles.

He added that the police responded forcefully and began detaining “each and all, including journalists.”

Police also used helicopters to monitor the situation, RIA Novosti reported.

The situation remained tense throughout the whole district, with police sources telling Interfax that a fight between a group of football fans and a group of men from the Caucasus broke out amid the riots. Five people have been taken to hospital with various injuries following the incident, and one more injured person refused to be hospitalized.

Police authorities said 5 riot police officers were wounded in the clashes, including a battalion commander.

At least 11 other people sought medical help in connection with the riots, medics said, adding that none of them were seriously injured.


Residents of the Biryulyovo district in southern Moscow took to the streets following the fatal stabbing of Egor Shcherbakov, a Muscovite, earlier in the week. Late on Thursday evening, when Shcherbakov and his girlfriend were on their way home, the young couple were attacked by an unidentified man who stabbed Shcherbakov with a knife.

Shcherbakov’s girlfriend described the attacker as a male native of the Caucasus and said that he had assaulted her boyfriend after trying to harass her.


Protesters demanded that all the suspected rioters detained by the police should be freed, and ignored police attempts to calm the crowd. Police told the crowd to disperse, as the protest was not sanctioned by the city administration, as required by law.

However, the crowd refused to disperse. Chanting nationalist slogans, protesters attempted to block a road and turned over vehicles and dumpsters, before heading to the vegetable warehouse.

Witnesses said that many of those taking part in Sunday’s riots were members of radical nationalist groups.

Egor’s girlfriend said she was against such protests, since she did not want “interethnic conflicts” to be inflamed. “I know this crime won’t remain unpunished,” she told Moskva 24 TV channel.

The Russian Investigative Committee on Sunday said that its leading criminalists, as well as the most experienced Moscow police field officers have joined the investigation of the case.

More than 90 people have been questioned in connection with the killing, the Committee added.

Moscow police promised to pay up to one million rubles for information that would help to identify and find the murder suspect.

Some 80 illegal immigrants were also detained as the search for the murder suspect unfolded.

Meanwhile, authorities in Moscow’s Southern Administrative district have decided to set up an operation headquarters to counter illegal migration. The body–comprised of police, federal migration service representatives and voluntary people’s guard–will gather daily. The new foundation will focus on identifying flats rented to illegal migrants, patrolling streets and organizing sweeps on reports from citizens, the prefecture’s press service told Interfax.


Just in July, residents of the south-eastern town of Pugachyov staged mass protests demanding that ethnic Chechens be forcefully removed from the area after a local Russian man was stabbed to death, allegedly by a Chechen teenager.

Domestic migration has been on the rise in recent years, which often leads to inter-ethnic tensions. Millions of immigrants also come to Russia from former Soviet republics seeking work and better life.

According to statistics announced in spring by the Federal Migration Service, there are over 3 million illegal immigrants in Russia and 11 million legal visitors. However, unofficial estimates put the number of illegal immigrants at 10-12 million.

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  • Puggg

    The Ukranian in me tends to be suspicious of Russians. But this is one part of Russia we should imitate.

    • Sick of it

      How so? Their police kept them from kicking out their illegals just like ours do.

      • Paleoconn

        The people are protesting at least, unlike us.

  • Spartacus

    “The locals also lashed at the the authorities, accusing them of covering
    the wave of migrant crime and the illegal immigration in the area.”


    You’re not the only ones…

    • Jesse James

      The only “community service” those Muslim’s could do that would be satisfactory or just would be to stand still in front of a firing squad.

      • kjh64

        I have some “community service” for these raping muslims. Make them dig their own graves before they are executed. That would be a great community service because they will rape again. Also, shame on that prosecutor and judge who gave them community service. They should be in a jail cell along with those muzzies.

        • Erasmus

          Norway’s leaders who refuse to deal harshly with the Muslim scum should be given some “community service.”

          Western “elites” are now among the biggest threat to their countries’ citizens.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          What should be done by the executioners is to kill some pigs and dump them into the grave in front of these rapists, shoot them, dump the corpses in with the pigs, then bury them.

          • Burn them with the pigs. Muslims think they are supposed to be buried instead of burned.

            Scatter the mixed ashes.

          • JohnEngelman

            Don’t kill the piggies. Just put their waste in the graves with the Moslems.

          • Greg Thomas

            Why waste good pigs on filthy muslim scum.

      • Oldcorporal

        Absolutely. And I’d like to be one of the participants.

      • Lagerstrom

        I am disgusted beyond words.

      • JohnEngelman

        I prefer the gallows, using short drops and slow strangulation.

      • Luca

        Community service? Have them chained together working on a pig farm. Feed them only pork products or give them the option of starving to death,.

  • These stories are planted to give racists hope that the push back has started and to make them feel it’s now okay to act because they won’t be alone.

    It’s just a set up. Act out and get noticed, cataloged, and eventually arrested for hate crimes against Diversity.

    Trust Nothing- Hate Everything.

    If Russians really were fed up, the Diversity wouldn’t have been there in the first place.

    • Jesse James

      I have often wondered if Disqus isn’t just a government run program to collect data on those of us still stupid enough to post on the internet. A modern day version of Mao’s campaign of “free speech” which had the slogan “let a hundred flowers blossom and a thousand schools of thought contend” or something to that effect. At first nobody said anything because they were suspicious but after a few people spoke up or published their heretical ideas and weren’t punished many people began speaking out openly. Then the jaws of trap snapped closed and the communist arrested, imprisoned and in many cases executed the dissidents. I like most of you made a conscious choice to speak out on the internet, despite the possible risk. To remain silent in the face of the many challenges that face us as a people today is to voluntarily become a slave.

      • They don’t need Disqus to know you are a racist. They have brain scanners in your computer that can even find your racist gene expression in all you do online.

      • joesolargenius

        Jesse I am starting to believe that your far more than just an ordinary outlaw .I am also certain that dissidents in all countries are now monitored more closely than they were before 911.
        However I would never openly reveal any unlawful intentions online as I learned in my childhood that the real snitch you have to be careful around is yourself.

        • dd121

          They don’t really need to know your intentions. In Cambodia if you wore glasses or were a school teacher you were executed. It’s just how the true believers think. They believe they have a moral obligation to kill everyone who doesn’t see the world through their eyes. I wonder if our marxists are different?

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            I think we all know the answer to that, which is NO. They most definitely are no different than the Khmer Rouge in that regard.

        • Jesse James

          I agree with you that it is foolish to speak of violence or breaking the law. The problem lies in what is the law and will that law remain constant in the immediate future. Racism itself is against the law in terms of freedom of association, employment, sale or renting of a house etc. Also who gets to determine who is racist and who is not? The US Department of Justice and it’s current head Eric Holder has publicly stated that in his opinion white’s don’t have enforceable civil rights. Is he not a racist by common definition? Yet what happens when anti-white racist are in position to determine who is racist? We already learned it is not voter intimidation if the people you are attempting to intimidate are white. That is the reality of Obama’s America.

          I am always suspicious when people in person or on line speak of violence and rebellion. Entrapment and incitement are two of the most used tools in the police state’s bag of tricks. In fact the majority of the so called terrorist plots that the government agents have “solved and prevented” were encouraged and enabled by agents provocateur. So I personally disdain talk of violence.

          However, we have the right to identify as whites and argue for policies that we feel will be beneficial to our people. Every other racial group in America is given this right…except us. This is wrong and there is no reason that we should allow ourselves to be co-opted in our own demise. When it comes to self defense we have the absolute right by the law of God and man to defend ourselves. Even a mangy possum has the right to use tooth and claw to defend himself against a pack of dogs. Are we less than that possum?

          • joesolargenius

            I agree with you one hundred percent and also contend that the so called illegal way of defending yourself becomes quite viable whenever you are threatened and the legal way is of no use to you.
            This brings us right back to the old saying tis better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

      • Sick of it

        I regret to inform you that the government records cellphone and land-line communications as well.

        • Some of them. They don’t have the ability to do it all. Since I’m on the Terrorist Watch List, they probably have a good recording of me telling my mother – who’s basement flooded in the recent Boulder flood – that we should get her some modular steel shelving and put it together, screwed to the concrete, so she can keep the more water-sensitive stuff up high.

          That’s the kind of stuff they’d be recording, just listening in on me. Are they going to pay someone $40,000 a year to listen to that? Maybe there’d also be the conversation between me and the property management company in which I said I had glued back together, sanded, sealed and painted the two fence boards some trespasser had broken, and since the HOA board had massively changed, who should I give them to? There was also me telling Disabled American Veterans and the ARC Thrift Store each that we don’t have any old but serviceable items to donate to them this month.

          Let’s also not forget the enormous bandwidth that goes into posting pictures online, like the ones Bon and Spartacus do here.

          The feds pay attention to “hot” sites, and get a line on someone who wants to do “something”. They even go trolling along the same avenues sometimes, but the notion that they are recording your conversation with your wife about which of you can take the dog to get his shots is absurd.

          • Sick of it

            Absurd? All land-line communications go through the infrastructure controlled by the various Bell corporations and AT&T. Cellphone companies are rather few in this country for a supposed free market. All of this data will be routed through the NSA spy center once they get the bugs out of their system. Said center can in fact hold and sort through monstrous amounts of data (which is why they built it).

          • IstvanIN

            There are only three surviving Bell Companies: AT&T, Verizon and Cincinnati Bell.

            What had been US West is owned by Century Link. In addition Verizon sold off Verizon West Virginia (The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of West Virginia) and the New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine portions of Verizon New England (New England Telephone and Telegraph Company).

            AT&T Central Services, later BellCore and now Telecordia, is owned by the Swedes. Bell Labs is owned by the French. Western Electric has been broken up many times and only two factories still exist in the US.

            America’s greatest research and manufacturing company was destroyed by one man of foreign and tribal origins.

      • Oldcorporal

        I see what you’re saying, but the Obummer administration has shown that it can’t run anything else competently; what makes you think it could succeed at this, if in fact you were right?

      • dd121

        I guess you’ve missed these stories about the NSA. I don’t know if the government actions are currently nefarious or not. What I do know is that they have the machinery in place, right now, to know anything about you that is possible. How a marxist government might use that information is open to speculation. Do you know what the commies did in Cambodia?

        • Jesse James

          How Marxist governments use information against their own dissident citizens is not a matter of speculation it is a matter of historical fact particularly for those of us who have had family living under those conditions.

      • Spartacus

        They wouldn’t take me alive .

        • dd121

          My friend, Spartacus, I’m sorry to say that they will be glad to oblige.

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        I have often wondered if Disqus isn’t just a government run program to collect data on those of us still stupid enough to post on the internet.
        Disqus is a lousy, poorly-coded monstrosity with virtually zero accountability. Given how well government does things…hmm, I think you may have a point! The resemblance is uncanny.

      • JohnEngelman

        Disqus knows what my name is. So does everyone on American Renaissance.

        • Jesse James

          It is not just that they know your name John is that they have a permanent record of anything you say on almost any internet site from my local paper to AMREN and everything in between in one easy transcript. It will make it very easy for the prosecutor in your thought crime trial.

          • JohnEngelman

            If I am tried that will give me a platform to express my fact based and logical arguments.

          • Jesse James

            Agreed. I will appear for your defense to make the argument that you aren’t interested in the least with the preservation of the historical American white majority or culture.

          • JohnEngelman

            Civilizations benefit when they learn from each other. Whites have things to learn from Orientals, like marital fidelity, obedience to the law, and studiousness.

          • Bossman

            Orientals are slavish and have herd-like instincts. They all want strong leaders who can lead them by the sword.

          • JohnEngelman

            South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan have healthy and well functioning democratic governments. They also have low crime rates.

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Yes but they are not letting in hordes of aliens hostile towards the native population, their culture, religion and government. Russia and all other white nations have the exact opposite situation on their hands.

          • Luca

            You forgot genocide, infanticide, pogroms, purging dissidents and intellectuals, overpopulation, mass starvation, eating dogs, snakes and lizards, poor hygiene, poor sewage treatment, raping the environment, paying coolie wages, gambling, copyright infringement and overpopulation.

            Frankly, I like Asians, but I see both sides of the coins

    • Sick of it

      If Russians really were fed up, the police would have been working with the rioters, not arresting them.

    • Anon

      There has, in fact, been a HUGE backward push. You just don’t understand its nature.

      First of all, the environment it takes place in. For the US, the last check (the most conservative estimate) is one gun for every person and enough ammunition to shoot that gun until it falls apart. Since Obama’s lolfail gun grab, it’s more like two guns per person. In other words, the population is functionally armed with an unlimited supply of ammo. That’s the context. Why is that important? Consider how prior communists have acted. Mao, for example, would slaughter whole innocent communities in order to terrorize others into obedience. These simple, peaceful, unarmed folk, fell into line rapidly. Such a thing in the US would end….differently.

      A more likely scenario is the one the government is obviously preparing for….shutdown of the EBT system. Your average black has a half eaten bucket of KFC in his hovel and doesn’t own a car. If he does own a car, it’s got half a tank of gas in it. As the recent test run shows, when the EBT card shuts down, the initial response by stores is to let blacks loot the stores, which they happily and immediately do. However, as EBT shutdown goes on a few months, those stores won’t be re-stocking. Blacks will wait in their communities for whitey to come save them. If we do, is very much a separate matter. But let’s say we do not. A handful might roam away from the worst of the inner cities or a few miles from the SE. They will be met with a 100% armed population not of a mind to take any mischief from them.

      What is happening among the normal folk? We’ve been told that no one wants our labor and that, IF we get paid for what we do in US dollars, it will be a pittance. Don’t like it? Tough. We no longer actually “tax” people. Instead, we fiddle with the money supply and steal the wealth out of your money without bothering to take it out of your pocket. What you say? Nobody wants US dollars anymore? What are you going to do….use something else.

      And here is where most people are ignorant. The grey market. Growing by leaps and bounds is a grey market in the US and all over the world of people who want to exchange goods ands services without being taxed, without even being tracked. Hey, it’s nothing more than what happened with the first Great Depression. There was no money. So people created various forms of “srip” and traded that as well. Most people grew to PREFER scrip. WIthout the government on your back, your real income doubled, tripled and more. Toward the end, the government begged people to return to using the US dollar. They would not have….except banks invented the checking account, credit cards, then online banking. Convenience made us give them a second shot.

      Well….we are right back where we started..The Great Depression II (The Obamadepression). Only this time, we are being told that, part of the deal of belonging to our sucky economy is worship of the black man and allowing people like Miley Cyrus to turn our daughters into whores. Courts allow crazy women to loot a man’s wealth and burn down their marriage on a whim.

      It’s time to start using scrip again and trading, working, living only among good people who share your values. Scrip used to be a pain in the ass to create.

      Today, it is trivial. We call it Bitcoin. No, it’s not the be all and end all. It’s the prototype. It is proof that, to an incredible degree, people are already turning their back on the US “economy”. Once that hits a critical level, it will simply collapse. When THAT happens, there will be various power vacuums I hope Whites will step into.

      The real issue though is the money. Imagine….a digital currency….untaxable, untraceable, used in certain large communities of the “city-state” level. It works….because, if you want to buy or sell, using them, you have to be white.

  • sbuffalonative

    That’s a rather objective headline. I read one a couple weeks ago that went something like, “Xenophobia Rampant As Migrants Settle in Russia”. Western media now editorialize in their headlines.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Yeah, “Western Media.” We know who THAT is.

    • Jesse James

      They want to make sure the sheeple get the point of their propaganda message and they don’t expect most people to actually read the entire article or understand it if they do. In another twenty years when the print media is dead they will just show cartoons.

  • Luca

    All White Governments can clearly see what the citizens want even after decades of indoctrination and propaganda about multiculturalism.

    Assimilation can only take place when populations share common culture, belief and values. Where conflicts exist, it remains and grows.

    Everywhere in the world and throughout history, forced diversity is repulsive and unnatural and is only resolved through violence.

  • Oldcorporal

    At least the Russians still have sufficient “cojones” — or the Russian equivalent — to stand up for their own kind against these unwelcome intruders. Can you imagine a crowd of White Americans in 2013, rioting because someone who looked like them had been murdered by a black, or an illegal immigrant? No, I can’t either — more’s the pity.

  • Erasmus

    I wish we had leaders here in America who put the interests of the country’s citizens first. Instead, ours risk life-threatening injury fighting to be first in line to kiss the asses of tens of millions of illegal aliens.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Slavs in general do not like Asians, and they do not like Muslims either because both have burned, raped, pillaged and killed their way across their lands. I admire them for having what it takes to protect their own, even if that means killing a LOT of people to do it. A Russian will not apologize for protecting fellow ethnic Russians, unlike White Americans.

  • Bossman

    Russians will have a hard time remaining white in as much as they are surrounded by Asians on their eastern and southern regions. The only reason why Russia has remained white is because it is very cold and boring.

    • IstvanIN

      And atomic weapons.

      • GM (Australia)

        And they are an intensely nationalistic people.

  • Greg Thomas

    It’s cruel alright…to the pigs!

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    The chief reason why the USSR fell apart was the leaders of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia met without Pres. Gorbachev’s knowledge after the attempted coup in 1991. That turned into battles where tanks were shooting at each other and into government buildings in downtown Moscow. Russian president Boris Yeltsin, Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk and Belorussian chairman of the parliament Stanislau Shushkevich were those men who headed the three largest Slavic republics. They came to the realization that the USSR was essentially ungovernable, that war was inevitable if they tried to hold it together because the non-Russian republics were already declaring independence. Citing a provision in the Soviet Constitution that permits republics to secede, they reached an agreement to dissolve the Soviet Union now known as the Belavezha Accords which also established the Common Wealth of Independent States. Gorbachev could have of course responded by siccing the military on the, but he too knew the USSR was going to fall apart no matter what he did. The leaders of the republics agrees the Soviet Union no longer existed and the Supreme Soviet voted to dissolve itself. Wishing to avert bloodshed that would also draw in western powers into the fighting, he chose to acquiesce to their decision and turned over control of the former Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons to Yeltsin. Soon thereafter Ukraine and Kazakhstan removed all Soviet nuclear weapons and turned them over to Russia.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    They can be just as dangerous, if not more so because they are descended from Genghis Khan’s hordes who killed every last person in every city they attacked while invading the Kievan Rus. Genghis Khan killed at least 40 million people, and the Muslim Tartars they are descended from are still a dangerous threat to Russians.