On June 12, the day Russia commemorates its declaration of national sovereignty in 1990, a general opposition rally in Moscow took place in the form of a march leaving from Kaluga Square, heading down Bolshaya Yakimanka Street and ending at Bolotnaya Square. Nationalist activists were in attendance. Additionally, in the south-east Moscow district of Lublino, another nationalist march 'For Legitimate Authority and Genuine Sovereignty' was held on on Pererva Street. The event, organized by Andrei Savelyev's Great Russia Party, was attended by (according to various estimates) between 100 and 300 people.17.06.2013 - 00:58
Racism and xenophobia
Here we publish some related articles, papers and news-releases in English.
The following is our monthly review of incidences of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for May 2013. The review is based on material gathered by Sova Center in the course of our daily monitoring.04.06.2013 - 13:01
Far-right groups organized two May Day actions this year in Moscow, with both taking place on May 1, 2013. The first was a mass procession beginning at the Oktyabrskoe Polye Metro stop and ending at the Schukinskaya Metro stop along Marshal Biruzov Street and the Marshal Vasilievsky Street. Based on Sova’s observation, roughly 500 people attended. The action at Lublino under the name Russian Spring, which was organized by the Russian Action Coalition was, predictably, much smaller – about 150 people attended.06.05.2013 - 00:06
The Ultra-Right on the Streets with a Pro-Democracy Poster in Their Hands or a Knife in Their Pocket: Xenophobia and Radical Nationalism in Russia, and Efforts to Counteract Them in 2012
This report by Natalia Yudina and Vera Alperovich is an analytic review of radical nationalism and counteraction to it based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2012.26.04.2013
Virtual Anti-Extremism: Peculiarities of enforcing the anti-extremist law on the Internet in Russia (2007–2011)
This report by Natalia Yudina is an analytic review of the peculiarities of enforcing the anti-extremist law on the Internet in Russia. The short version of the report was published on the openDemocracy. We publish more detailed version.31.10.2012
This report by Natalia Yudina and Vera Alperovich is an analytic review of radical nationalism and counteraction to it, based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in summer 2012. Edited by Alexander Verkhovsky.24.10.2012
We re-publish a news item from Human Right First web-site, regarding SOVA annual report and future UPR hearings in UN on Russia.
UN to Review Russian Federation's Report on Discrimination in the Country, with Alternative Report by NGOs including Sova Center
On February 12, 2013, at the 82nd Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Committee held an interactive dialogue with non-governmental organizations about the situation in the Russian Federation. Representatives of ADC Memorial, Sova Center, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) who had compiled a non-government report on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Russia took part in the discussion.14.02.2013