TATYANA GAVRILOVA, CONFECTIONER
I think that there are some extremists in Moscow. Perhaps I would not go as far as calling them "movements," but a few separate unorganized groups do exist. I heard that some of them are racist and act against dark-skinned people. The responsibility lies with our officials, who are failing to address the young people's problems. I have seen several extremists around the city: They are pretty young, and they all seem to have an inexplicable malice in their eyes.
TATYANA BYCHKOVA, COOK
All extremists are dangerous. I mean, there's no such thing as a safe radical. Whether they're on the right or on the left, radicals are hazardous to the people and the country. Thank God I haven't had any problems with them and haven't even seen any extremists, except on television.
SERGEI ALEXASHIN, LAW STUDENT
The most dangerous extremists are the ones who are well organized. I'm afraid of the National Bolshevik Party because an ultra-right party is much more dangerous than skinheads. When there is discipline, leadership and organization, it becomes a real force, and all the mischief it might wreak would be well-planned. Fortunately, I personally haven't had any troubles with radicals.
OLGA MATSAYEVA, PROMOTER
There is definitely a problem with extremism in Russia. I wouldn't say that it's specific to this country, though. Such problems exist all over the world. We hear about radicals and extremists in many Western countries. But any such movements should be nipped in the bud. Our police should act more rapidly to prevent trouble. There should be preventive measures to stop these organizations and their members. Sometimes radicals can provoke a disaster similar to the one that happened in the Moscow center after our soccer defeat in the World Cup.
IGOR POZDNYAKOV, DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
I'm not a Muscovite; I live in the Moscow Oblast and I only see extremists occasionally. For instance, yesterday I went home on an elektrichka and five radical youngsters were sweeping through the carriages asking whether there were Caucasians. Fortunately, there weren't any, and they went by peacefully. However, frequently such provocations end up turning into fights. So, there is extremism in Russia, and the interior minister should pay more attention to it.
YELDAR KHASANOV, UNEMPLOYED
Extremism is a symptom of the difficult times we are living in. I don't think that we can easily escape from it. It's absolutely obvious that, when there is such ubiquitous poverty and social inequality, we can hardly prevent extremism. At some point, our society will gradually get rid of extremism, but we need some time to go through the transition.