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Russian Federation


Anti Racism/Anti Fascism

  • Caucasus Youth Against Racism and Related Intolerance
  • Coalition Against Hate
    Coalition Against Hate is a partnership of human rights organizations that was designed and launched by UCSJ and MHG in Moscow in consultation with other human rights NGOs (non-governmental organizations). This blog serves as a vital means of communication allowing the Coalition to share and publish critical information about antisemitism, xenophobia and religious discrimination. Our Mission provides more information on the goals of the Coalition.
  • Sova Center
    Information- analytical center Sova amongst others: on the problem of nationalism and xenephobia, interrelation of religion and society, political radicalism
  • Tumbalalaika
    Antifascist Newspaper
  • Youth network against racism and intolerance


  • St Petersburg Social Organisation African Unity
    St. Petersburg based NGO started september 1999 for the purpose of assistance to Africans, on social, cultural, economic field in the Saint Petersburg area.
  • CIS Research Centre on Forced Migration
  • Center of Interethnic Cooperation
    The Center for Interethnic Cooperation was founded in November 1997 by representatives of national associations in Moscow. The Center also began its work in that year.The basic mission of the Center for Interethnic Cooperation is the protection of national minorities, and providing national societies with organizational, informational, and technological support.
  • KaMeLoT
    The Kuban Youth Tolerance Camp

Jewish Resources/Shoah

  • Beyond the Pale The history of Jews in Russia. This exhibition depicts the history of anti-Jewish attitudes -- and of anti-Semitism today, a form of intolerance that in our century caused the death of millions of people. The exhibition also portrays the history of Jews in Europe and in Russia to help understand their life, religion and culture. But above all, the exhibition wants to warn of the great dangers of prejudice and intolerance, particularly in times of political uncertainty and increased social tension.
  • Community Centre of Jewish Culture of Udmurt Republic
  • A Russian Jewish community site in Russian.
  • Russian Holocaust Foundation
    The Foundation was established in June 1992 as a scientific and educational Holocaust study center. It is the first organization in the post-Soviet era aimed at preserving the memory of Holocaust victims, creating museums and documentary exhibitions, including the subject in the curricula of schools and institutions of higher education, organizing commemorative events, erecting monuments, and gathering of evidence and memoirs. It was named the Interregional Holocaust Foundation in 1997.
  • The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews UCSJ, also known simply as the Union of Councils, is the largest independent grassroots organization advocating for Jews and human rights in the former Soviet Union (FSU).

Human Rights/Refugees

  • Amnesty International Russian Federation
  • The Andrei Sakharov Foundation The Andrei Sakharov Foundation (USA) is closely related to several organizations in the United States and Russia, all of them dedicated to the preservation of the memory of Andrei Sakharov, promotion of his ideas and the defense of human rights.
  • Civic Assistance The Moscow "Civic Assistance" committee is the oldest and most active social organization dealing with refugees' problems in Russia. The committee was founded by a group of people of the Moscow intelligentsya in 1990, when the first refugees began to appear in Moscow - victims of the armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan.
  • ISAR-Moscow
    Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia
  • Memorial - Human Rights Centre
    Memorial is a movement which arose in the years of perestroika. Its main task was the awakening and preservation of the societal memory of the severe political persecution in the recent past of the Soviet Union.
  • Moscow Helsinki Group
    MHG Mission is to assist human rights observation and democracy development in Russia. To achieve this MHG from the very beginning of its existence deals with revelation of human rights violations and exercising a pressure on authorities to make them fulfill undertaken international obligations in human rights sphere. A democratic state based on the rule of law cannot exist without strong civil society. Thatís why after its reestablishment in 1989 MHG makes all the possible efforts for reinforcement and promotion of civil society in Russia, providing well-rounded support for the development of human rights and civil movement in the RF regions.
  • The Committee on Defense of Human Rights. the first nongovernmental social organization to be registered with the Tatarstan Ministry of Justice. The organization's purpose is to investigate breaches in the human rights, of individuals and groups, which are currently guaranteed under existing law. The committee investigates human rights violations, researches current sociological issues pertaining to human rights, supports the rights of free speech in journalism, and through education, proclaims the collective rights of individuals and groups in the Republic of Tatarstan.
  • Youth Human Rights Movement - Russia to assist building up civil society through empowerment of youth civic groups and activists in Russia and NIS by realizing educational and informational programs in the sphere of HR.

Gay & Lesbian Resources


  • Network of East-West Women. Neww is communication network, to create an international discussion among feminists about gender issues in the political and social life of coutnries in transition in East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Contact among women over borders is essential to enlarging the scope of women's participation intheir communities and internationally. NEWW's members include writers, journalists, professors, lawyers, union organizers,students, and feminist activists from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, eastern Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia,Slovenia, Russia, and Ukraine.
  • Russian Feminism Resources A directory of online resources about Russian women, women's studies and the women's movement in the Former Soviet Union.


  • Civic Action in Eurasia Russia: East Resources, NGOs, and Research Related to Civic Action
  • Civic Action in Eurasia Russia: West
  • Aids in Russia
  • Loesje - Russia
  • Baltic States: Human Rights The purpose of this page is to inform people all over the World about the social status of Russian speaking population in Baltic states. Here you will find concrete facts and also their law estimations made by experts of the non-governmental organisation "Law Assembly". (Russian/English)
  • ECMI The European Centre for Minority Issues is a non-partisan, bi-national institution founded in 1996 by the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The three founders are represented by the Danish Ministry of Research and Information Technology, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Cultural Affairs.
  • ECRI The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance is a body of the Council of Europe set up by the first Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the member States of the Council of Europe held in Vienna in October 1993.
  • The Virtual Library of Ethnic Relations in CEE. This virtual library consist of internet resources and web sites which contain information concerning ethnic and national minorities in CEE and NIS. The aim of this virtual library is to provide researchers, right advocates and professionals involved in policy making and design for multiethnic communities in the region with guidance in access to information available on the Internet. (English, Russian)
  • United for Intercultural Action European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees.

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