Moscow: 'Cultural misunderstanding' led to riots

Moscow: 'Cultural misunderstanding' led to riots

Via RT:
Investigators say the murder of Spartak fan Egor Sviridov, which led to mass riots on Moscow’s central square in December 2010, was spurred by a "cultural misunderstanding" rather than ethnic hatred.

The deadly street fight involved five young men from Russia’s southern republics on one side and Sviridov, 28, and a few of his friends on the other.


Thus, the investigation concluded, the youth from the Caucasus “made trouble for nothing,” which could have been motivated by a "cultural misunderstanding," investigators said. Now the criminals will face prosecution – the case was submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office and the trial will soon follow.