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.
On July 9, 2014, a well-known Russian nationalist, Roman (Zukhel) Zheleznov, arrived at Boryspil Airport near Kiev, Ukraine.18.07.2014 - 11:50
The following is our monthly review of instances of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for the month of June 2014. The review is based on material gathered by Sova Center in the course of our daily monitoring.09.07.2014 - 15:59
The meeting held on 28 June 2014 by the ultra-right movement “Restrukt” in the “Izmaylovo” concert hall in Moscow turned out to be more chaotic than expected, as the event was disrupted by the OMON (the Russian special police unit).07.07.2014 - 14:50
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events relating to misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in June 2014.15.07.2014 - 13:05
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events relating to misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in May 2014.20.06.2014 - 19:47
This report by Maria Kravchenko is an analytic review of inappropriate enforcement of the anti-extremist legislation based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2013.04.06.2014
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presents its seven annual report on the freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.02.06.2014
Representatives from unregistered Evangelical Christian-Baptist churches protest changes to the law on freedom of conscience
Representatives from unregistered Evangelical Christian-Baptist churches have appealed to the Russian president protesting against a new bill, which in their opinion “encroaches on citizens’ rights to freedom of conscience and religion.”21.04.2014 - 12:56
Russian government approves draft amendment “On Freedom of Conscience”, easing registration for religious organizations
On March 20th, 2014, the Russian government confirmed a bill “On amending Federal Law ‘On freedom of conscience and religious associations’ and abrogating provisions of certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, and made the decision to submit the bill to the Duma. The change primarily drops the requirement to confirm that a religious group has existed for at least 15 years in order to be registered as a religious organization.14.04.2014 - 14:40