Recall that the initial public actions of local residents - the Arzamas people staged a "people's gathering" in the city, demanding justice and punishment for the murderers - were held peacefully. Militiamen later reported that they managed to prevent a violation of public order.
However, today in the regional State Ministry of Internal Affairs they also try not to dramatize. The police said they did not believe that the situation was out of control. However, the ministry admits that additional police forces have been sent to Arzamas. “The protection of public order in the city is carried out by the personnel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the city of Arzamas, as well as by the attached forces of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod Region,” the official website of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
The coordination of the actions of the security forces in Arzamas is carried out by the acting deputy police chief for the protection of public order of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod Region police colonel Vladimir Generalov. "At present, the police are conducting explanatory work with citizens on the prevention of unlawful actions," the Ministry of Internal Affairs added.
Meanwhile, an alarming atmosphere prevails in Arzamas, which is reported on the Internet forums by local residents and reported by news agencies. According to one citizen, it is better not to appear near the Metro and Colosseum shopping centers, since the riot policemen "take everyone in a row, even the girls."
According to the portal "ProCity", a group of young people allegedly just walked around the Perekrestok shop and was taken to the police station.
And Life News writes that by the evening of Monday, about 70 people were detained, but their number continued to grow. One local resident said that her mother went to the electrics store, where half of the store was destroyed in front of her eyes.
Judging by the videos posted on the Internet, groups of aggressively-minded young people walked the streets shouting "Russians ahead!" and other nationalist slogans. At the same time they hit the shop windows and smash the trade pavilions, writes Rosbalt.
The police reluctantly acknowledge the fact of pogroms, trying not to call a spade a spade. They only admit that on Monday evening several dozen people were arrested in Arzamas on suspicion of committing offenses. Most of them were intoxicated.
An employee of the press service of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs also clarified to Interfax that there were two shop windows in the city.
The police opened a criminal case under the article "Deliberate destruction or damage to property." "Four people were detained. A criminal case has been opened under article 167. Now the situation is stable. Police officers are carrying out a set of operational and preventive measures that are aimed at ensuring law and order in the city of Arzamas," the Russian Service said. News"Deputy Head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Nizhny Novgorod Region Tatyana Serikova.
The residents of Arzamas do not support all the actions of the pogromists, believing that they even got a little excited about xenophobia. “Someone broke all the windows on the facade of the 198 house on Lenin Avenue, and the owners there are not at all“ chocks ”, for example,” one of the local girls told Komsomolskaya Pravda. “They just rented a department there alone. And the owners and the rest tenants are Russians. "
Recall that the exacerbation of the situation in Arzamas was a domestic murder committed on the night of December 7. Then in a fight on the street 50 for years the Komsomol 26-year-old Alexander Slakaev received fatal knife wounds. He died on the way to the Arzamas central district hospital. Alexander Karpov, the same age as Alexander, was also hospitalized, who was also stabbed.
As the Arzamas of Slavic nationality and natives of one of the Central Asian republics participated in the conflict, he instantly acquired a national coloring in the eyes of local residents.
Immediately after the murder of 50 to 300 residents of Arzamas came to the "people's gathering" on the Cathedral Square of the city. They were visited by the head of the city administration and the head of the city police. After the conversation with the officials, the people dispersed without any violation of public order, reported in the regional police headquarters. The head of the regional police, Ivan Shaev, took control of the operational situation in Arzamas. And the regional SC IC initiated a criminal case under part 1 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder).
To date, arrested three people suspected of involvement in a fight with a knife fight. Although law enforcement agencies usually willingly report suspected migrants and visitors, but this time the comments of the RF IC are stingy. "On suspicion of committing the murder of 26-year-old Alexander Slakaev, three suspects were detained - men of 1982, 1972 and 1986 of the year of birth," said a spokeswoman for the agency, Yulia Sklyarova.
Note that an important role at the beginning of the pogroms was played by the distrust of citizens towards officials suspected of total corruption. The locals say that “Armenians, along with other minorities, have bought everything and everyone here (in Arzamas).” Therefore, they do not believe in the very possibility of punishing murderers.