Sean Guillory is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He blogs about Russia at Sean’s Russia Blog, on Twitter @seansrussiablog.
The Biryulyovo riots should be read first and foremost as a protest against the multiethnic state.
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A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.