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In Komi Republic, criminal investigation begun on man spraying gas into an Orthodox church
On January 17th spraying gas inside Ukhta’s Orthodox church.​
St. Petersburg authorities have allocated funds for the restoration of a mosque and synagogue

Authorities of St. Petersburg have allocated from the municipal budget funds to complete the restoration of the Cathedral mosque and the restoration of furniture of the Great Choral synagogue. On December 18, 2013, it became known that the St. Petersburg authorities have allocated 44.5 million rubles for the continued restoration of the Cathedral mosque.


​Pussy Riot Indictment Posted
On June 5, Mark Feigin, counsel to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, posted on his blog that Russian authorities decided on May 28 to prosecute his client under Part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy of hate) over her alleged participation in Pussy Riot's punk prayer at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. The indictment includes troubling passages that seem to be in direct conflict with elements of the Russian Constitution.
Galina Kozhevnikova Dies
Today, on March 5, 2011, our colleague and dear friend Galina Kozhevnikova passed away in Moscow at the age of 36. Galina was a founder and director of the SOVA Center.

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

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.