Saturday, February 19, 2011
Video: Black in Russia - harsh life on the streets in Moscow
The constant fear of being attacked in the street or anywhere has become a way of life among Africans living in Russia. Majority of the attacks are racial motivated, according euranet.eu report.
Make no eye contact, avoid looking lost, travel between 8am and 5pm and always sit close to the driver on public transport – just some of the advice given to Africans upon arrival in Moscow. The harsh reality for a lot of Russia-bound Africans is that they may become victims of racist violence. (Source www.africansinsweden.se)
A video By Miriam Elder and Dmitry Venkov from Global Post covered— Street Life Moscow: Strange Land, An African in Russia
People & Power - Black Russian is an Al Jazeera documentary about xenophobic Russians, and black people in Moscow.
Interesting website: Asylum in Bardak - Africans in Russia at http://african-russia.net
Also see the post Russia: Afro Russians Discuss Discrimination
But although these videos describe a harsh reality, there are black people who are very positive about living in Russia.