Reports and Analyses
Here we publish some related articles and papers in English, not published yet in Internet.
Last annual report was printed in our papers collection "Xenophobia, Freedom of Conscience and Anti-Extremism in Russia in 2007" in July 2008.
Previously published texts - see below.
Alexander Verkhovsky, Olga Sibireva. Restrictions and Challenges in 2007 on Freedom of Conscience in Russia
The SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presents its second annual report on the freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation. The goal of this report is to identify major trends and problems in this sphere, thus only the most significant and typical incidents are mentioned in this analysis. Events that occurred prior to 2007 were presented in the previous report; therefore this report only contains further updates of earlier developments.27.03.2008
A. Verkhovsky. Public Interactions between Orthodox Christian and Moslem Organizations at the Federal Level
We publish on our web-site the shortened version of paper presented on the seminar "Islam and Orthodoxy: Confrontation, Cohabitation, and Comparison" in Vienna, 12-13 March 200709.05.2007
The report is based on the findings of SOVA Center's monitoring. This information is presented in its entirety in Religion in a Secular Society section (http://religion.sova-center.ru), including references to media and Web resources. We only give references here which are not indicated in the section above.
Rather than address each and every issue relevant to the activity of religious associations, this paper focuses on issues involved in exercising one's freedom of conscience. Freedom of conscience must be protected by government, so we focus on government practices; however, some problems may be caused by non-state actors. We also understand that the exercise of one's freedom of conscience, just as any other right or liberty, may result in various conflicts. Some of such conflict situations will be described in the paper.
Russia has not yet developed a tradition of reporting on the freedom of conscience; SOVA Center also undertakes this work for the fist time, and we do not claim to be providing exhaustive coverage or unquestionable accuracy of interpretations. We will appreciate any criticism, additions, or corrections.
This article was originally written in early September 2005 and publushed in Russian in the book "The Price of the Hatred". The original version was translated into English in February 2006 without changes, except for some footnotes.
This article is focused on legal issues related to Hizb ut-Tahrir propaganda, that'a why it is published in Nationalism and Xenophobia part of our web-site.
Comment: See also:
Fagan G. RUSSIA: Division over Hizb-ut-Tahrir // Forum 18. 2006. April 10.
Here we list all links to English-language texts of our Center's author for other editions and organizations.
We give the texts in the reverse chronological order.
State Policy toward Religious Associations, first of all the Russian Orthodox Church, in the First Years of Vladimir Putin's Presidency
That's an article, written on the basis of the paper presented on British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies Conference at April 2002. The article isn't published yet, so you can download the zipped Word file or read here version without footnotes.28.04.2003
It's a chapter from the book published by Moscow Helsinki Group, "Nationalism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Contemporary Russia" (Moscow:2002). So, the article is written in human rights discurse. All the book will published on MGH web-site in Russian and in English. Here we present only a version without footnotes. Full version may be downloaded in WinWord (zipped with WinZip). See also Russian version28.04.2003
This paper was presented on seminar in Sussex University in April 2002. See also extended Russian version. Here we present only a version without footnotes. Full version may be downloaded in WinWord (zipped with WinZip).28.04.2003
It's an article published in Religion in Eastern Europe. Volume XXII, Number 3, June 2002 and based on paper presented on 33rd Convention of American Assosiation for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November 2001. Here we present only a version without footnotes. Full version may be downloaded in WinWord (zipped with WinZip). See also Russian version.28.04.2003