Imagine fleeing a country to avoid your people’s persecution. Imagine you were three at the time, and the country you were born in had different religion and different ethnic dominant group, and they hated your people.

You escaped to a new country, where most people had your religion and did not want to kill you. You became a citizen of that country but you were killed when you became 19 because your hair color was not blond.

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Yusuf Sultonov, whose 9-year-old daughter was beaten and stabbed to death [for being a Tadjik] in St. Petersburg on February 9, 2004 (TASS)

I just told you the story of the latest non-Russian killed in Russia. 19-year-old Artur Sardaryan was stabbed on the train by people who called “Long live Russia.” Artur was born in Azerbaijan. His family fled the country during the anti-Armenian pogroms of 1989. He was killed in Moscow before becoming 20.

The wave of hate crimes continues in Russia and their government seems not to care about Russian fascists.