Russia / 23-12-2016
Antisemitism in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in 2015
Report of the Jewish Community in Russia on the Problems of Antisemitism "Antisemitism in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2015".
The eajc.org website emphasizes that the views and evaluations in the report reflect only the group of experts of the Jewish community of Russia. Reliable information on expressions of antisemitism in both Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries can be found on the website of the program monitoring xenophobia on our site.
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From the coverage of the situation of antisemitism in the post-Soviet space in 2015, we can see that there are two sides to it. On the one hand, the small number of antisemitic violence crimes (accompanied by a general decline in the number of hate crimes), and on the other hand the active use of antisemitism by extreme right-wing groups, preaching their ideology via Internet and social networks, publication of anti-Semitic literature and large groups in the population sharing anti-Semitic prejudices. All this means that the situation is unstable and can get out of balance if the authorities of the post-Soviet countries will show support for antisemitism, or at least turn a blind eye to the phenomenon.