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January 2011 – The Month in Review
Our monthly review addresses xenophobia, radical nationalism, and the state’s reactions for the month of January 2011. The contents of the report are excerpted from the results of SOVA Center’s daily monitoring activities.
December 2010: The Year in Review

Preliminary data for the year 2010 show that in 44 regions of Russia, racially motivated attacks resulted in the deaths of 37 people, with no fewer than 368 injured. In December alone, racist and neo-Nazi violence resulted in the deaths of two people, and the injury of another 68. Compare to December 2009, when three were killed and 22 wounded.

November 2010. Monthly Summary
In November 2010, 5 people were dead and at least 8 injured in racist and neo-Nazi attacks (in November 2009, 5 people were dead and 27 injured). In all, from the beginning of 2010, 35 people in Russia were dead and at least 297 injured in such attacks.
October 2010. Monthly Summary
In October 2010, one was dead and at least 16 people were injured in racist and neo-Nazi attacks (in October 2009, 4 people were dead and 28 injured). In all, from the beginning of 2010, 26 people in Russia were dead and at least 276 injured in such attacks.
September 2010. Monthly Summary
In September 2010, one was dead and at least 14 people were injured in racist and neo-Nazi attacks (in September 2009, 9 people were dead and 36 injured). In all, from the beginning of 2010, 23 people in Russia were dead and at least 241 injured in such attacks.
July 2010. Monthly Summary
In July 2010, at least 8 people became victims of racist and neo-Nazi attacks, namely in Moscow and the region, in Vladivostok, Voronezh, Kaluga region, and Perm. In July 2009, one person was dead and 12 injured.
June 2010. Monthly Summary
In June 2010, a sharp decline of racist and neo-Nazi attacks was registered. A young girl from Yakutia became a victim of an attack in Moscow, a Krishnaite was beaten in Yaroslavl region and a female Jehovah’s Witnesses member in Yekaterinburg. In the same period of 2009, two people were killed and 29 wounded. Due to the natural delay of data collection, the current information on 2010 do not reflect the real situation. We now become aware of most of incidents at least one or two months late.
Voice of Beslan Appeal Found Extremist
On April 22, 2010, it became known that the appeal "To all who sympathize with the victims of Beslan terrorist attack' by Voice of Beslan was after all blacklisted as extremist. Voice of Beslan is a grassroots non-governmental organization appeared in the aftermath of the 2004 North Ossetian Beslan school hostage crisis. It comprises a part of the Mothers of Beslan support and advocacy group of relatives of the victims.
Antifascist from Rostov-on-Don receives a warning about extremism
The prosecutor's office in Rostov-on-Don issued a warning about extremist activity to Konstantin Baranov, the author of the report on xenophobia and discrimination in the region ("Xenophobia and Discrimination in the Rostov Region in 2008. A Report on the Results of Human Rights Monitoring'). The warning has been received on February19th though it is dated February 9th.
The Amount of Extremist Materials Has Decreased
In the end of November 2009, the Russian Ministry of Justice has revised the Federal List of Extremist Materials. As a result, one of the items was removed from the list for the first time in more than two years of the list's history. Item 413, a leaflet against Krishnaists that was spread in Khabarovsk by the members of the pro-Kremlin Young Guard of United Russia (YGUR) party, is no longer extremist.