08.04.2020

Structural discrimination against Roma

Poor education, unemployment, poverty, raids, pogroms and other manifestations of racism, arbitrary police behavior, demolition of homes, and lack of documents—this has been the reality for generations of Romani people. These factors not only blend together, but also reinforce one…read more

17.11.2019

Tolerance Versus Fear and Exclusion

This marks the 25th year that the UN Declaration of Principles on Tolerance, which was adopted at the UNESCO General Assembly in 1995 to “generate public awareness and emphasize the dangers of intolerance,” has been in effect. The first article…read more

29.07.2019

Hostages of the Kremlin

On July 10, 2019, several dozen Crimean Tatars protested at the Red Square in Moscow holding posters, which said: “Our children are not terrorists. Stop repressions against Crimean Tatars!”, “Stop ethnic and religious repression in Crimea!”, “The fight against terrorism…read more

17.06.2019

On One Hectare

In recent days, newsfeeds have been flooded with headline-grabbing reports from the village of Chemodanovka, the site of a conflict between “residents” and “gypsies,” as this event is portrayed in the media. An all-out brawl, whose details and causes are…read more

24.04.2019

Authorized Xenophobia

Migrant workers have always been a convenient instrument of manipulation. When society is in an uproar, particularly after a crime has been committed by a foreigner, officials take their cue from nationalists and assign collective responsibility to all migrants without…read more