The Russian word pogrom
has a meaning of an organized violent attack on people with simulteneous destroying of their environment (homes, market places, religious centers).
Modern examples of pogroms include those of
- 21 Apr 2001 - in Yasenevo market in Moscow against Caucasus
- 30 Oct 2001 - in Tsaritsyno market
The word 'pogrom' is mainly applied when describing a series of violent attacks on Jews
in the late 19th
and early 20th centuries
. Riots are believed to be usually organized or supported by the Russian special services of that time The pogroms encouraged the first emigration of Russian Jews to the United States
. Many pogroms accompanied the Russian Revolution
and the following Russian civil war. However they were not limited to Russia, the Kristallnacht
in Nazi Germany
is now usually called Pogromnacht
More about pogroms of Jews: History of the Jews in Russia and Soviet Union
- citation from : Not only did India’s BJP Prime Minister, Atal Biharee Vajpayee, fail to condemn Modi and the Gujarati state government for their role in organizing the Muslim pogroms...
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