SOVA Center for Information and Analysis
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis is a Moscow-based Russian nonprofit organization founded in October 2002.
SOVA Center conducts research and informational work on nationalism and racism, relations between the churches and secular society, and political radicalism. We are also interested in human rights issues, especially government misuse of counter-extremism measures.
English edition of the book "Criminal Law on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech in OSCE Participating States" released
publishes the English version of Alexander Verkhovsky’s study "Criminal Law on Hate Crime, Incitement to Hatred and Hate Speech in
The book is available in PDF format.
The following is our review of racism and xenophobia in Russia during August 2016. The data we report are collected in the course of Sova-Center’s daily monitoring activities.07.09.2016 - 15:40
This report by Natalia Yudina is an
analytic review of the enforcement of anti-extremist legislation on the
Russian segment of the Internet in 2014 and 2015. Download the report on the openDemocracy (doc) and on SOVA (pdf).
This piece by Natalia Yudina is about the peculiarities of enforcing the anti-extremist law on the Internet in Russia. (Русский)24.08.2016
This brief overview focuses on major legislative initiatives and criminal law enforcement statistics that pertain to combating extremism in the first eight months of 2016. This report covers only the aspects of legislation and law enforcement practice that we see as leading to human rights violations and excessive restrictions of civil liberties.28.09.2016
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia’s anti-extremist legislation in August 2016.22.09.2016 - 18:08
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of anti-extremist legislation in Russia in July 2016.17.08.2016 - 16:39
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presents its seven annual report on the freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.15.04.2016
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis took part in the 2015 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw (September 21 – October 2). Here we publish the report made by the center’s speakers at sessions "Fundamental Freedoms II" on September 30, 2015.30.09.2015
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis took part in the 2015 OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) in Vienna (July 2-3). Here we publish the report made by the center’s speakers at working session "Freedom of Religion or Belief and fostering mutual respect and understanding in the OSCE area - opportunities and challenges" on July 2, 2015.03.07.2015