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Russia Seeks Scapegoats After Nanny Arrested with Child’s Severed Head

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

MOSCOW -- The horror of a veiled woman in black holding up a severed child’s head outside a Moscow metro station had not had time to sink in by the time Russian media and social networks were brimming with outraged remarks and reactions.

Barely hours had gone by before the authorities called for a clampdown on nannies, the opposition accused law enforcement of dawdling for 40 minutes before taking action, and nationalists claimed the grisly crime offered a glimpse of an overly liberal, migrant-friendly “Russia For Everyone."

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Russia Seeks Scapegoats After Nanny Arrested with Child’s Severed Head

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