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Russians revert to their history for all the wrong reasons

Khotkovo is a small town in Russia, 60 kilometers (37 miles)
northeast of Moscow. The current mayor, Rita Tikhomirova, as is fitting
for a government official, belongs to Vladimir Putin's party, United Russia‚Äč.

With parliamentary elections coming up on Dec. 4, United Russia has
certainly put up its share of campaign posters in Khotkovo. Using
slogans pledging to "build" and "preserve," it promises prosperity and
stability throughout the country.

Khotkovo itself would hardly deserve a mention, if it hadn't made a
name for itself last year as Russia's first "foreigner-free" city. Here,
as in all of Russia, workers from Central Asia did the dirty and
low-paid jobs, working for the city sweeping courtyards and shoveling
snow -- until last fall, when young men from Tajikistan stabbed a drunk
Russian to


Added: Dec-2-2011 Occurred On: Dec-2-2011
By: SeeNoEvil
World News
Tags: Russia, ussr, history, communist, socialist, nationalist, racism, islam, muslim, radical
Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russia (load item map)
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