This brief overview focuses on major legislative initiatives and criminal law enforcement statistics that pertain to combating extremism in the first eight months of 2016. This report covers only the aspects of legislation and law enforcement practice that we see as leading to human rights violations and excessive restrictions of civil liberties.28.09.2016
This report by Natalia Yudina is an
analytic review of the enforcement of anti-extremist legislation on the
Russian segment of the Internet in 2014 and 2015. Download the report on the openDemocracy (doc) and on SOVA (pdf).
This piece by Natalia Yudina is about the peculiarities of enforcing the anti-extremist law on the Internet in Russia. (Русский)24.08.2016
This report by Alexander Verkhovsky and Maria Kravchenko is an analytic review of inappropriate enforcement of the anti-extremist legislation based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2015.03.06.2016
On request of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, Alexander Verkhovsky, Director at the SOVA Information and Analytical Centre (Moscow, Russia), reflects on the place and perception of religion in the modern Russian society.01.02.2016