Published: 1 Dec 2007

UN Rapporteur finds evidence of a “trend of racism and xenophobia” within the Russian Federation



Following his visit to Moscow and St Petersburg in June 2006, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, xenophobia and related intolerance has concluded that Russian society is facing “a profound trend of racism and xenophobia”. The Report identifies historical and cultural ideas embedded within sections of Russian society as the root cause of this problem, the most obvious manifestation of which is an increasing number of racially-motivated attacks.

This article provides an outline of the findings of the Report and its recommendations to remedy the situation. To read the full article, click on the link below.