FSB Increasingly Involved in Misuse of ‘Anti-Extremism’ Laws, SOVA Says

March 29, 2015

Staunton, March 29 – In its new 11,500-word report on the ways in which Russian officials are misusing the country’s anti-extremism laws, the SOVA human rights monitoring organization concludes that one of the most important trends of the last year is a dramatic increase in the role of the FSB in such actions. There are […]

Anti-Semitism Less a Threat in Ukraine than in Russia, Verkhovsky Says

May 27, 2014

Staunton, May 27 – It would be “strange” if there weren’t any anti-Semites among groups fighting in Ukraine, Aleksandr Verkhovsky says, but he adds that “happily we have not observed any particular growth of anti-Semitism” there despite Moscow’s claims to the contrary. In the Russian Federation, on the other hand, the trend is different and […]