MGSU management resettles mass brawl instigators

MGSU management resettles mass brawl instigators
Rector of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering Andrey Volkov

Rector of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) Andrey Volkov said that the conflict between Afghan and Chinese students in the University’s dormitory “has no racial grounds.”

According to the rector, participants in the mass brawl that took place in a University dormitory on Yaroslavl Highway the day before have provided explanations to the police and have already returned to the dormitory. To avoid a repeat of the incident, students that had fought have been placed in different rooms.

“We seriously interact with representative offices of the countries with which we cooperate, but this is not the case when drastic measures are necessary. An ordinary household quarrel, it can happen both with our citizens, and with foreigners. About a thousand foreign students study here. Such situations are always possible; they are young people, after all,” Volkov noted.

The mass brawl in the MGSU dormitory occurred on January 5 due to a household quarrel between roommates; a Chinese student refused to exchange bed and bedside with a neighbor from Afghanistan. In total, 20 foreign students took part in the fight, namely five Chinese and fifteen Afghans. Due to the triple numerical superiority, Chinese students suffered the most. Representatives of emergency services were summoned to the scene; the persons injured received medical assistance.

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