Dynamics of hate crimes and activity of the ultra-right groups and movements in Russia in the 2010s

Dynamics of hate crimes and activity of the ultra-right groups and movements in Russia in the 2010s
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2017. no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,. P. 116-124


DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-116-124


Abstract

The article analyzes the dynamics of hate crimes and other activity of the ultra-right groups and movements in Russia, with the main focus on national-radical organizations and activists who have accounted for the majority of such crimes. The author identifies the key characteristics of the national-
radical movement and its shift in the 2010s from street violence, pogroms and organizing or taking part in other mass disturbances to antimigrant raids and vigilantism. A detailed explanation is provided for the ongoing crisis of the national-radical movement and the decline of violence by the right-wing
extremists.


Keywords

right-wing extremism, Russia, hate crimes, national-radicals, xenophobia, violence against migrants, street violence, pogroms, mass disturbances, raids, paramilitary training, countering extremism


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For citation:

Verkhovsky A. Dynamics of hate crimes and activity of the ultra-right groups and movements in Russia in the 2010s. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2017, no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,, pp. 116-124. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-116-124