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.
FARE and Sova center published a monitoring report on the issues of racism and xenophobia in Russian football
FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) and SOVA Center for Information and Analysis published report, which presents an account of discriminatory and far-right displays in Russian football in the period from May 2012 to May 2014 (over two seasons).Today 00:34
At the beginning of year 2015, media reported that, among fighters of the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Azov, they identified nationalist Alexey ‘Kolovrat’ Kozhemyakin, known in the Komi Republic.16.02.2015 - 20:56
The following is our review of racism and xenophobia in Russia during the first month of 2015. The data we report are collected in the course of Sova Center’s daily monitoring.03.02.2015 - 17:49
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia’s anti-extremist legislation in January 201524.02.2015 - 16:07
"Crimes of extremist nature" represent a wide range of offenses going from hate-motivated murder to attempting to undertakes activities of an organisation banned for extremism. In this article we tried to name people who, according to "Sova" Center, are deprived of their liberty for non-violent actions and for other non-criminal offences (i.e. not actually "extremist"). Such a list was previously published on 24th December 2013.13.02.2015 - 21:41
The author of the poem "To Ukrainian patriots", Alexander Byvshev, was charged with inciting hatred and enmity.29.01.2015 - 20:31
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis took part in the 2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw (September 22 – October 3). Here we publish the report made by the center’s speakers at sessions "Fundamental Freedoms II" on October 1, 2014.01.10.2014
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