Galya was a daring and passionate person. Trained as an archive researcher, she went on to make her mark as expert in the field of nationalism and xenophobia in Russia.
Galya suffered a hard disease but went on with her work to the last.
We will soon publish Galya’s last review on xenophobia and racism in Russia in 2010.
The SOVA Center
We invite you to have a look at our monthly review of state misuse of anti-extremism laws. Previously, our updates under the Racism and Xenophobia heading would have included the following, but from now on Misuse of Anti-Extremism will be posted in its own, separate update. In this area, the usual problems of abuse remained. In summary, our research shows that there were two unlawful rulings, and one contradictory ruling. In addition, four criminal cases relying on inappropriate interpretation of the law were initiated.