SOVA Center for Information and Analysis
SOVA Center for Information and Analysis is a Moscow-based Russian nonprofit organization founded in October 2002.
SOVA Center conducts research and informational work on nationalism and racism, relations between the churches and secular society, and political radicalism. We are also interested in human rights issues, especially government misuse of counter-extremism measures.
On May 1, 2018 Cossacks, a few activists from the so-called Lugansk People’s Republic and members of the nationalist SERB movement attempted to break into the Sakharov Center in Moscow, where the art festival Muse of the Unruly was underway. A brawl ensued at the entrance to the building.08.05.2018 - 20:32
The following is our monthly review of instances of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for April 2018. It is based on material gathered by SOVA Center in the course of our daily monitoring.08.05.2018 - 16:55
The following is our monthly review of instances of xenophobia and radical nationalism, along with any government countermeasures, for March 2018. It is based on material gathered by SOVA Center in the course of our daily monitoring.05.04.2018 - 11:24
The following is our review of the primary and most representative events in the misuse of Russia's anti-extremist legislation in April 2018.14.05.2018 - 17:41
This report by Maria Kravchenko is an analytic review of inappropriate enforcement of the anti-extremist legislation based on the SOVA's monitoring conducted in 2017.24.04.2018
Recommendations on freedom of expression in Russia presented at the pre-session for the country's 3rd UN Universal Periodic Review
Alexander Verkhovsky presented recommendations on freedom of expression in Russia on behalf of a joint coalition of NGOs at the pre-session for the Russia's 3rd UPR in Geneva.11.04.2018
This is the latest annual report by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.18.05.2018
On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the central organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and banned it along with 395 local religious organizations. The decision of the Supreme Court you can see here.21.09.2017
This is the latest annual report by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis on freedom of conscience in the Russian Federation.10.05.2017