Anna Beshnova Rape and Murder
Anna Beshnova was found in morning by her school. The suspect who according to police abused the girl for several hours was in custody. He apparently strangled the victim in order to hide the rape. She was 15 years old.************
In the wake of the rape and murder of an ethnic Russian school girl in Moscow's Mozhaysk district by a migrant worker from Central Asia, migrants are leaving the neighborhood fearing indiscriminate revenge attacks, according to a November 7, 2008 report posted on Jewish.ru. Russia's largest far-right group, the Movement Against Illegal Immigration (DPNI), prominently featured the murder in its anti-migrant propaganda, and on November 4, the body of an ethnic Turkmen was found near the Kuntsevo movie theater. Witnesses stated that a group of young men attacked him. Later that same night, another Central Asian man was attacked nearby.
"Tajik and Uzbek migrant workers are trying to return home," said the head of communal services in the Mozhaysk district, a fact reaffirmed by another local official, who said that ten migrant workers in charge of maintaining her apartment block have already left. Those who remain are trying hard to return home from work before dark.
This is the kind of story that you will never hear from the "free Western media" which slanders Russia at every opportunity and attempts to portray migrants from the former Soviet republics as the helpless victims of Russian violence and "racism" when in fact it's the other way around more often than not.
Beshnova's murder is the latest of several crimes — purportedly committed by dark-skinned migrants or natives of the North Caucasus — that have caused simmering racial tensions across the country to boil over in recent years.
The most prominent of these was an August 2006 fight at an Azeri-run restaurant in the Karelian town of Kondopoga that left two local Russians dead. The fight ignited riots in Kondopoga, where tensions between ethnic Russians and traders from the Caucasus had simmered for years.
On Oct. 1, Beshnova was returning home from her boyfriend's apartment at about midnight on Ulitsa Kubinka, near the Kuntsevskaya metro station, when she was attacked by a man described by witnesses as "non-Slavic" and wearing a jacket commonly worn by city maintenance workers. The assailant raped her, strangled her and left her body in the bushes near an apartment building, investigators say.
Several local residents have told the media that they watched the rape and did nothing because they believed that it was consensual sex. The assailant slept next to Beshnova's body for several hours before fleeing, according to media reports.
Two weeks later, some 200 activists from the ultranationalist Movement Against Illegal Immigration, or DPNI, and several other nationalist groups staged an unsanctioned protest at the crime scene, demanding that authorities "cleanse" Moscow of migrant workers.
DPNI was the leading organizer in the 2006 Kondopoga protests that metastasized into full-scale riots.
Police arrested Farkhod Tursunov, 31, a city maintenance worker from Uzbekistan, on Oct. 23 and have charged him with raping and murdering Beshnova, said Viktoria Tsyplenkova, a spokeswoman for the Moscow branch of the Investigative Committee. ...