Moscow-based RIA Novosti news agency reported that a major fight between Russian skinheads and Caucasus nationals occurred on the Manege Square in the Russian capital. 5 people were detained at the scene and 2 were hospitalized with injuries, as department of public relations of Moscow city police told Interfax news agency.
According to the New Region news agency (Novy Region), last Thursday at 9:00 PM a group of 30 to 40 young men with Caucasus appearance allegedly attacked two young men of Slavic appearance, who were sitting on a park bench.
Coordinator of Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods, Yuri Ageshchev, who witnessed the incident, told the news agency that everything happened suddenly. "I was walking with my Serbian colleagues on the Red Square. All of a sudden there appeared a wild crowd of young men, looking like Chechens or Azerbaijanis, who started screaming and beating our Russian guys. Everything lasted two to three minutes. Then the attackers blended in with the market aisles of the Manege. The scene of the fight was all stained with blood," the eyewitness said.
The news agency reminded that it was the second major brawl in Moscow involving Slavs and Caucasus nationals. Early morning of June 3 a scuffle between the locals and nationals of Caucasus republics occurred in Southeast Moscow on Stavropol Street. The eyewitnesses reported that up to 200 people took part in the clash. Baseball bats and trauma-inducing weapons were used. Moreover, the clash had the nature of "Russians vs. Caucasus", and the conflicting parties had agreed on the scene of a face-to-face meeting beforehand.