Racism and Xenophobia in November 2011
The following is our monthly review of xenophobic and radical nationalist activity in Russia, and any response by the government, for the month of November 2011. The overview is prepared based on Sova Center’s daily monitoring activities.
Racism and Xenophobia in October 2011
The following is our monthly review of the traditional problems posed by radical nationalism in Russia, as well as any counteraction by the government, for October 2011. The results are prepared using information gathered in the course of Sova Center’s daily monitoring.
Moscow Court Convicts neo-Nazi "Fly"
On September 30, the Savyolovsky District Court in Moscow ruled in its case against neo-Nazi Anton Mukhachev, who is known by the nom de guerre "Fly." He stood accused of the formation of an extremist society (Part 1 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code) and fraud (Parts 3 and 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code).  The trial was held in a closed session, an increasingly common occurrence in higher-profile trials of neo-Nazis in Russia. 
Racism and Xenophobia in September 2011
The following is our monthly review of incidents rooted in xenophobia and radical nationalism in Russia, as well as any counteraction by the state, for the month of September 2011. This overview has been prepared based on Sova Center's daily monitoring activities.
Racism and Xenophobia in Russia in August 2011
In August of 2011, a Kenyan national was wounded in a neo-Nazi attack in St. Petersburg. Additionally, racist incidents were noted (as usual) at the August 2 Airborne Day celebration. At least ten people in seven regions of the country were affected.
Racism and Xenophobia in July 2011
This month, four people in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Nizhny Novgorod regions were injured as a result of racist or neo-Nazi violence. The victims were identified as dark-skinned, except one woman from Central Asia. As a result, the year-to-date total victims of racist violence are 15 people killed, 70 wounded, and seven receiving death threats.
Racism and Xenophobia Update for June 2011
At least six people became victims of racist and neo-Nazi attacks in June 2011, with three of those dying due to their injuries. These figures bring the year-to-date totals to 14 deaths, 58 people injured, and an additional 5 people receiving death threats across 15 regions of Russia.
To the Attention of our Readers: Misuse of Anti-Extremism Legislation Project
Dear readers! We would like to draw your attention to the updates from SOVA's Misuse of Anti-Extremism Legislation project, published each month on the relevant section of our website. If you are interested in the state's excessive use of anti-extremism law - in addition to problems of racism and xenophobia in Russia - you are invited to subscribe to news feeds from this project, or from SOVA's site as a whole.
Racism and Xenophobia Update for May 2011
May 2011 saw at least 9 people wounded in neo-Nazi attacks across Russia, with one Armenian national in Moscow killed. Incidents were recorded in Moscow (3) and the Moscow region (1 killed, 2 wounded), St. Petersburg (1 wounded) and the Saratov region (1 wounded).  
Sentence Given for Murders of Markelov and Baburova
On May 6, 2011, the Moscow City Court sentenced neo-Nazi Nikita Tikhonov to life in prison for the January 2009 murders of attorney Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasia Baburova. Tikhonov’s common-law wife Evgenia Khasis, who acted as a lookout, was sentenced to 18 years in a penal colony for her role in the killing.