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 November 6, 2020, Mikhail Oreshnikov, a member of the neo-Nazi movement Misanthropic Division, was detained at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the request of the National Central Bureau of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. He is charged with causing bodily harm. On November 28 Oreshnikov was released from jail and flew to Kiev.Yesterday 00:15
The following is our monthly review of instances of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for October 2020.10.11.2020 - 22:19
In Moscow, four competing nationalist organizing committees were involved in preparations for the 4th of November marches, but none of them managed to secure permits from the mayor’s office due to restrictions on mass events imposed due to the epidemiological situation. As a result, the nationalists resorted to less traditional formats.06.11.2020 - 12:01
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in October 2020.13.11.2020 - 17:56
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in September 2020.13.10.2020 - 09:17
The following brief review covers the most important legislative innovations and the law enforcement statistics in the period from January to August 2020. 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.
This is the latest annual report by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.19.03.2020
This is the latest annual report by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.17.04.2019