Friday, July 24, 2015

Radical Russian Nationalists Shift from Street Actions to Paramilitary Training, SOVA Says

Paul Goble

            Staunton, July 24 – In its new report on “Xenophobia and Radical Nationalism” in Russia during the first six months of 2015, the SOVA Analytic Center says that public actions and street actions, including attacks on migrants and others by radical Russian nationalists are “sharply down” as a result of intensified actions by the Russian authorities against them.

            But at the same time, the authors of the report, Vera Alperovich and Natalya Yudina warn that the number of radical Russian nationalist groups who are focusing on paramilitary training “grew sharply” over this period, even though the authorities also focused on that problem (

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