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Thousands of teenagers involved in extremism – interior ministry

Some 6,000 young people under the age of 18 are involved in extremist activities in Russia, the interior minister said Wednesday. Extremism in Russia has been in the spotlight recently, following a series of attacks on non-white foreigners across the country and the publication of a report by Amnesty International that slammed the government for not doing enough to combat the problem. “Six thousand minors [aged under 18] are involved in extremist activities in Russia, and are registered with Interior Ministry bodies,” Rashid Nurgaliyev told the lower house of parliament during “a government hour”. Most of the teenagers live in the European part of Russia, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Rostov and Samara, he said. Full Story

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