For the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, xenophobia and related intolerance
The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused raise of xenophobia around the globe, including Russia. In Russia, during the first phase of the pandemic, the group the most exposed to discrimination were people associated with China or the Chinese descent. In the later stadium of the lockdown, the attention shifted to the migrants, especially from Central Asia. Acts of vandalism of antisemitic character were also noted.