Alex Constantine - September 14, 2008
(September 10, 2008)
Neo-Nazis may be behind the bombing of a funeral attended by Azeris in Moscow, according to a September 6, 2008 article in the national daily "Kommersant." One person died and two ended up in the emergency room after a bomb exploded at the Artizan restaurant in southeastern Moscow. Police are investigating the possibility that neo-Nazis set the bomb, but are also investigating other theories, including the possibility that a bomb went off accidentally. Azeris at the funeral, however, were adamant that the bombing was a racist attack. A group of neo-Nazis were sentenced to life in prison earlier this year for the deadly Cherkizov market bombing, which marked an escalation into terrorist tactics by far-right groups in Russia.