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Human Rights Center "Memorial"

M. Karetniy pereulok 12,  103051, Moscow, Russia, tel:(095) 200-6506, fax:(095) 209-5779, email: memhrc@memo.ru  

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 Ethnic discrimination in the regions of
 the Russian Federation

Information gathering and analysis programme

The basic aims are the gathering, processing and distribution of information concerning discrimination on the basis of ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic identity, the incitement to discriminate, and the factors contributing to these phenomena in the various subjects of the RF.

The programme's work began in 1996. The director of the programme is Alexandr Osipov, and his full-time colleagues are Olga Cherepova and Dmitry Grushkin. Several volunteers also take part.

The programme was initially a continuation of investigations into the plight of Meskhetian Turks in Krasnodarsky Krai, conducted in 1994-5 with the support of 'Memorial' Human Rights Centre, as a result of which a detailed report was published in Russian and in English. On the initiative of the Human Rights Centre more widespread investigations into the problems of discrimination were started, involving several RF subjects and various ethnic groups. The 'Ethnic Discrimination' programme works in very close contact with the other programmes of the Human Rights Centre, which are frequently occupied with similar issues - ethnic discrimination against refugees, or discrimination in zones of armed conflict.


Compliance of the Russian Federation with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - An NGO report to the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Appeal by the Warsaw Meeting of NGOs from Eastern and Central Europe on the situation in the Chechen Republic

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NGOs FORUM which will be held parallel to the World Conference Against Racism, Racial discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in South Africa 2001

Statement by the Participants in the Meeting of NGO from Eastern and Central Europe Warsaw, November 15-18, 2000 Addressed to the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR)

Compliance of the Russian Federation with the convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination

Ethnic discrimination and discrimination on the basis of place of residence in the Moscow region

Moscow after the explosions. Ethnic cleansings. September-October 1999.

Struggle with terrorism according to Mr. Luzhkov and others

Events in Udomlya (Tver Region, Russia) in May 1998

The violation of the rights of forced migrants and ethnic discrimination in Krasnodar territory: The situation of the turks-meskhetians

Starting Ethnic Cleansing in Krasnodar Territory: the Case of Meskhetian Turks.

Stop Ethnic Cleansing in  Krasnodar Territory!