The rioting broke out after nationalists called for a “people’s meeting” to protest the Wednesday night murder of 25-year-old Egor Shcherbakov. Shcherbakov had been returning home with his girlfriend when he got into an altercation with a man allegedly from Russia’s troubled, mostly Muslim provinces in the North Caucasus. The man, whom police have not yet identified, argued with Shcherbakov about his girlfriend, stabbed him with a knife, and ran away. Police said that the suspect is a shawarma vendor and not a Russian citizen.
When this story popped up yesterday, every report I read referred to the suspect as a “migrant.”
I was willing to bet that a different “M-word” was involved, and apparently I was right.
Guy was probably pissed off that his Russian victim didn’t have his girlfriend in a bag.