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Russia: Clashes In Karelia Underscore Mounting Ethnic Tensions

Relative calm has settled over the industrial city of Kondopoga in Russia’s northwestern Karelia Republic after clashes between Slavs and natives of the Caucasus on September 1-2 left two dead. Police detained some 100 participants in the violent riots that broke out in Kondopoga after the August 30 incident between a group of ethnic Russians and Chechens at a restaurant, Chaika, owned by a Chechen man. Full Story

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