Published: 1 Jun 2009 | By Alexander Halban

Racism in Russia


In 2008, at least 87 people were killed and 378 wounded in racist attacks in Russia, resulting in 105 convictions for violent hate crimes and the introduction of legislation. Whilst this has helped to deter racism, measures have also been selectively and arbitrarily enforced, with the new legislation also being used to target political opponents.

In this article, Alexander Halban considers the problem of racism in Russia and the government’s role in fighting it. To find out more about the current situation, click on the link below.