Whether there were any ethnically-motivated attacks on ethnic Ukrainians in St. Petersburg by ultranationalists and, if so, the police response (January 2000 - May 2001) [RUS37010.E]

No references to ethnically-motivated attacks on ethnic Ukrainians in St. Petersburg could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

IRB databases


Internet sites including:

Amnesty International

BBC News Online

Crosspoint Anti-Racism

Den [Kiev]


European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

Hokkaido University Slavic Research Centre

International Helsinki Federation

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Memorial Society - Moscow


Minorities at Risk Project

Minority Rights Group


Rambler.ru (Russian Search Engine)

Russian Politics and Law

Russian Review

St. Petersburg Times

The Ukrainian Quarterly

World News Connection