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.
Several nationalist actions were held on Moscow on November 4, 2018, the Day of National Unity. SOVA Center attended four: two so-called Russian Marches, one rally and one failed procession.15.11.2018 - 11:27
The following is our monthly review of instances of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for October 2018. It is based on material gathered by SOVA Center in the course of our daily monitoring.07.11.2018 - 10:16
The Point & Counterpoint project by PONARS Eurasia releases Alexander Verkhovsky's piece on Article 282 on incitement of hatred and related legislation developments.16.10.2018
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia’s anti-extremist legislation in October 2018.09.11.2018 - 19:47
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia’s anti-extremist legislation in September 2018.16.10.2018 - 16:24
The following brief review covers the most important legislative innovations and the law enforcement statistics in the period from January to August 2018. Our review is limited only to the part of the legislation and law enforcement practice that we see as leading to an excessive restriction of civil liberties.11.10.2018
This is the latest annual report by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.18.05.2018
On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the central organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and banned it along with 395 local religious organizations. The decision of the Supreme Court you can see here.21.09.2017