"We are just being killed openly," he told me. "I mean, it's just no more under control."
The skinheads are a lost generation whose childhood disappeared in the chaos of Russia in the 1990s
The Amnesty report, entitled "Russian Federation: Violent racism out of control", includes examples of police and prosecutors routinely classifying murders and serious assaults by skinhead extremists as lesser crimes of "hooliganism".
Moscow sociologist Nikolai Fyodorov sees a deep-rooted psychological need for an "enemy figure" dating back to the Cold War.
Number of foreign students in Russia: Total about 103,000, including 43,000 from other ex-Soviet states; About 15,000 are African.