Publication of the fourth annual collection of reports of the SOVA Center:
Verkhovskii, A.M., Kozhevnikova, G.V., Sibirtseva, O.A. Ksenofobiia, Svoboda Sovesti i Antiekstremizm v Rossii v 2009 Godu: Sbornik Ezhegodnykh Dokladov [Xenophobia, freedom of conscience and anti-extremism in Russia in 2009: A Collection of annual reports by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis]. Moscow: Sova, 2010. 141 p. ill., tabl. Nauchnoe izdanie pbk. 14 x 21 cm. Printing 700. ISBN 9785984180160. In Russian.
The report summarizes all the major areas of research by the Center for Information and Analysis in 2009. The first report addresses pressing issues, such as the growth of radical nationalism, hate crimes, and the efforts of government and society to combat these problems. The second report focuses on the increasingly visible tendency to limit freedom of speech through further conscience legislation. It explores various cases and areas relating to freedom of conscience in contemporary Russia: religious practices, army, penitentiaries, etc. The third report analyzes unjustified use of anti-extremist legislation in Russia in the year in study. Appendices include statistical data and the cases which were tried by Russian courts on extremist charges.