The recent developments in Moscow caused a wave of indignation throughout Russia, with some bloggers and internet users offering their way to resolve the “Caucasian issue”.
Besides calls to clean markets from Caucasians, some bloggers suggested that all diplomatic workers of Caucasian origin should be expelled and published the ‘blacklist’ of Foreign Ministry diplomats, namely: Kirill Gevorgyan, the director of legal department; Alexander Darchiyev, the director of North America department; Eduard Malayan, ambassador at large; Teymuraz Ramishvili, ambassador to Denmark; Andrey Avetisyan, the ambassador to Afghanistan; Levan Chagharyan, ambassador to Iran; Zurab Peradze; consul general to Cuba and many others.
Moscow police were instructed to detain Caucasus nationals carrying knives or guns, following the riots that targeted a vegetable warehouse in the city’s south over the weekend.
Hundreds of people were detained in response to the violence that erupted after protests over the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man. The killer, who police identified as being from the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, has been already arrested.
Police said around 70 people are facing minor administrative charges over the clashes.