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Russia Responds to Anti-Migrant Riots by Arresting Migrants
TIME ^ | Oct. 14, 2013 | Simon Shuster

Posted on 10/20/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by klpt

There was no easy way for the mayor of Moscow to respond to this weekend’s race riots. On Sunday night, a violent mob clashed with police in the south of the city, hurling bottles, destroying property and screaming for a purge of minorities from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Their leaders claimed it was revenge for the unsolved murder last week of a Russian man at the hands of a dark-skinned migrant worker. But while Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was quick to condemn the tactics of the mob, he found it hard to distance himself from its logic. Just this summer, during the city’s mayoral race, Sobyanin was the one who brought xenophobia into the political mainstream. Now he was forced to reap what he’d sown.

So his reaction to the violence, bizarre as it seems, was understandable on Monday morning, when he briefed President Vladimir Putin on the incident. Instead of pledging to rebuild or at least protect the vegetable warehouse that the racist mob had ransacked, Sobyanin ordered it to close down for using migrant labor. And, instead of trying to calm the immigrants who were the targets of the violence, he ordered raids on street markets to arrest more than a thousand migrants at random. “We are carrying out a series of inspections not only at the [damaged] warehouse but other markets in Moscow in order to establish order,” the mayor told Putin. Almost as an afterthought, he mentioned that police had arrested the organizers of the riot and charged them with “hooliganism.”

(Excerpt) Read more at world.time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: muslims; russia

1 posted on 10/20/2013 9:59:20 AM PDT by klpt
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2 posted on 10/20/2013 10:00:15 AM PDT by klpt
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Are they really “migrants” or are they illegal aliens?


3 posted on 10/20/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

My question also.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 10:05:12 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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“...the unsolved murder last week of a Russian man at the hands of a dark-skinned migrant worker.”

Only ONE? Jeez....


5 posted on 10/20/2013 10:07:07 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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Send them to GULOG in the Coldest, most Desolate part of Siberia
6 posted on 10/20/2013 10:10:08 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Not surprised to see that the collectivists at Time used the word, “xenophobia” in their crap article or this

“So his reaction to the violence, bizarre as it seems,... ordered it to close down for using migrant labor.”
“...he ordered raids on street markets to arrest more than a thousand migrants at random.”

in order to vilify or demonize Putin for enforcing their own immigration laws.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 10:13:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: klpt

That aught to keep ‘em quiet for a day or two.


8 posted on 10/20/2013 10:13:30 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: cripplecreek

They’re illegals.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 10:14:03 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: klpt

Who reads Time magazine anymore?


10 posted on 10/20/2013 10:16:05 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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“Who reads Time magazine anymore?”

libtards?


11 posted on 10/20/2013 10:19:03 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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That is the correct response... not to grant them super citizen status and give them billions of rubles for their crimes.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 10:21:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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Almost as an afterthought, he mentioned that police had arrested the organizers of the riot and charged them with “hooliganism.”

Ah,...so there was near immediate law enforcement action against the instigators of the violence, contrary to the meme of the Slime story. Slime magazine, your bias is showing.

And what ya want to bet "migrants" are the Communist term for factually illegal alien criminals in Russia? So law enforcement action was taken against them and their employers? Oh the huge manatee!! Slime mag, your bias is still showing.

13 posted on 10/20/2013 10:23:33 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Criminal invaders and covert jihadists.”


14 posted on 10/20/2013 10:32:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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So “migrants” is yet another way to describe “illegal alien invaders”?


15 posted on 10/20/2013 10:43:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: klpt

The comments to the article are interesting.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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Slava Rosii!


17 posted on 10/20/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Once again, Time magazine’s skewed perspective.

What’s new?


18 posted on 10/20/2013 11:01:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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Imagine, just a few short years ago the MSM thought Russians could do no wrong. Now it seems as though they do nothing right. Whats changed, guys?


19 posted on 10/20/2013 11:08:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: hal ogen
So “migrants” is yet another way to describe “illegal alien invaders”?

The article suggests that they are former Soviet citizens, now migrants, from several of the now independent Soviet Republics.

It is a little known fact that part of the reason the Soviet Union collapsed was the ethnic stresses between the Russians and the outlaying Republics.

20 posted on 10/20/2013 11:49:44 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: hal ogen

When it comes from the mouth of Quisling traitors, yes.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 2:50:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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>>>The article suggests that they are former Soviet citizens, now migrants, from several of the now independent Soviet Republics.

It is a little known fact that part of the reason the Soviet Union collapsed was the ethnic stresses between the Russians and the outlaying Republics.<<<

A little dirty secret of the Soviet collapse is that Russia was a source of food stamps and other aid to a majority savage population of the rest of the Soviet Union and about a half of the third world.
“Migrants” from Russia also provided labor and enterprise in most of these hellholes.
As soon as socialism has crippled them too much they couldn’t afford to feed so many ethnic freeloaders but those refused to understand and developed a theory of “Russian occupants” looting their nations. It made some sort of sense in Eastern Europe (thus East Germany and some other places were still a 100% Russian supported welfare states) but was a total nonsense in Central Asia, elevated from the 7th century by the Soviets. Saudis were there to push their propaganda and soon Muslims who lost their free money turned to loot property of Russians living there, to rape and kill them.
Needless to say, Russians went to Russia, and Stans returned back to a 7th century after the last Russian leaving has turned the light off.

Russia, Estonia and to some degree a tolerant Kazakhstan were a few winners of a Soviet collapse. The rest are crawling over the border in hopes to collect some sort of free or easy money from their former “occupants”. And it’s no surprise that these former “occupants” who once lost everything don’t want them there.

There are certain analogy with a present United States to draw but the problem is savages and freeloaders aren’t somewhere on the edges of the country but within.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 5:05:54 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: skeeter

>>Imagine, just a few short years ago the MSM thought Russians could do no wrong. Now it seems as though they do nothing right. Whats changed, guys?<<

They aren’t communists anymore. Plain and simple.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 5:07:11 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Good analysis and explanation. I was fortunate to stand a classified briefing predicting the dissolution of the Soviet Union, among other things, a few years ahead of the event. Around the same time, my uncle, the Colonel, came to my Grandmother’s house wearing a Soviet Army fur hat with the Red Star. As a younger enlisted airman, I was shocked. He told me they were selling them on the street in Berlin and he bought it as a trophy for winning the Cold War. Sure enough, a few years later it unfolded on TV.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 7:45:18 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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