Russian Skinheads Pull Gun On Black Men In Metro Fight

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash


This is the moment two Russian skinheads pull out a handgun and point it at two black men during a fight on the metro.

The bizarre incident took place in the night hours at Akademicheskaya underground station in Russia’s second city of St Petersburg.

Local media report that two Russian’s identified as skinheads Vladimir Karpushin, 22, and Vadim Krasheninnikov, 19, got into a verbal confrontation with two black men, whose names are not reported.


The two Russian men and an unnamed female companion were reportedly upset after one of the other men made a joke about the ear piercing known as a flesh tunnel that one of the Russian’s had.

The three Russians then reportedly followed the pair of black men before starting a fight with them.

Footage from a surveillance camera shows the group starting the brawl, with one of the Russians appearing to pull out a handgun and point it at the pair after they walk out of the carriage.


The two black men then walk back into the carriage through another set of doors but one of them is kicked off the train by the Russian thugs.

Russian media outlets specify that the gun seen in the video is a gas-powered Udar gun, originally a police weapon designed to fire tear gas, rubber baton, and rubber buckshot.

After the fight, the attackers left the scene and threw away their weapons, which were later collected by cops, according to reports.

The police have initiated a criminal case and have arrested the Russian pair.

According to local media outlet Fontanka, the attackers described as skinheads have nationalistic and anarchist beliefs, although they claimed that they are anti-fascists.

The investigation is ongoing.

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