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18.11.2013

Assembly of Nationalities and other Election Manoeuvres

With presidential elections on the horizon and ongoing attempts by the Party of the Regions to play the “anti-fascist” card, attention to the launching of a new “Assembly of National Minorities” seems warranted.. | detail

Visits 1833
17.10.2013

Arson attacks on mosques in the Crimea

Two Crimean Tatar Mosques have burned down in the Crimea and witnesses say that they have found signs of arson The Mufti of the Muslims of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablaev has called on Muslims to remain calm and called the arson attacks attempts to provoke interreligious conflict. | detail

Visits 1745
05.09.2013

A Syllabus Divided

On moves heightening division within the country, demonstrated even in controversial changes to the history syllabus and a book, published with local authority funding, which repeats Soviet lies about the Crimean Tatars. . | detail

Visits 2370
29.08.2013

Student union reports attack probably by extreme rightwing thugs

The independent student union Direct Action [Pryama Diya] has reported what it calls the latest attack on one of its activists and asserts that this is the latest attack in a wave of extreme rightwing violence. | detail

Visits 1052
21.08.2013

Concern mounting over provocation on the eve of Hasidic Pilgrimage to Uman

With the arrival of Hasidic pilgrims to Uman just over a week away, concern is strong regarding the Orthodox cross recently erected in a place of religious significance to the pilgrims. The actions seem clearly directed at provoking conflict and inciting inter-ethnic and inter-faith enmity.. | detail

Visits 1221
28.05.2013

Anti-Semitic Mindsets

Problems, like prices, have a tendency to rise. Not always, however, and as well as decreasing, they can also mutate. This makes anti-Semitic mindsets of any kind especially dangerous and easily manipulated. | detail

Visits 2276
20.05.2013

Dangerous “antifascist” card

Unlike administrative resource, thugs and cynical "antifascist" rhetoric, imagination was in short supply at the 18 May “antifascist demonstration” in Kyiv. While VO Svoboda ideological consistency does not make its bigoted views any more palatable, the Party of the Regions was still stupendously uncovincing | detail

Visits 3109
17.05.2013

On the danger and cynicism behind the “anti-fascist” events planned for 18 May

The Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine [Vaad] and the Congress of National Communities have issued a joint statement regarding the supposed “anti-fascist” demonstration planned for 18 May. | detail

Visits 2389
10.05.2013

Proposed revelry on anniversary of the Deportation inappropriate

The Mejlis is angered over the decision of the Crimean Parliament to to boycott the traditional celebration of Khydyrlez and organize their own festivities falling right on the days marking the 69th anniversary of the signing by Stalin of the decree ordering the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars | detail

Visits 1406
20.03.2013

More anti-Semitic vandalism in Mykolaiv

The Monument to the Victims of the Holocaust has been vandalized for the second time in the last year, as well as a memorial plaque to Menachim Mendlu Shnerson | detail

Visits 1589
18.03.2013

Engineering Conflict in the Crimea

The Crimean leadership, almost certainly with encouragement from above, seem hellbent on fuelling confrontation with potentially tragic consequences | detail

Visits 2285
11.03.2013

Parliamentary Committee call for intervention in Crimean conflict

The Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations has called on President Yanukovych to intervene in the conflict between the Crimean government and the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People | detail

Visits 2385
05.03.2013

More hate-related acts of vandalism in Mykolaiv and the Crimea

In Mykolaiv the Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust was defiled (with a foul word daubed over the memorial plaque, while in the Crimea the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Crimea was daubed with a swastika, five-pointed star and foul language | detail

Visits 1709
28.02.2013

Provocation over Crimean Tatar Deportation anniversary

Present actions by the Simferopol and Crimean authorities appear aimed at using traditional remembrance events marking the Deportation on 17 - 18 May to provoke discord and disturbances | detail

Visits 2075
26.02.2013

Dangerous manoeuvres in the Crimea

Highly worrying moves afoot in the Crimea suggest that concern back in November 2011 over the President’s quite staggering promotion of Anatoly Mohylyov to the post of Prime Minister of the Crimea was extremely well-founded | detail

Visits 3099
29.01.2013

Mustafa Dzhemiliev: Assault on Kurultay representative threatens Crimean stability

In Simferopol one of the influential activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement and official of the Kurultay or National Assembly of the Crimean Tatar People, Kurtseyit Abduplayev has been attacked and brutally beaten | detail

Visits 2037
08.01.2013

Uses and abuses of far-right electoral gains in Ukraine

Recent electoral success of the rightwing VO Svoboda Party and the obvious benefits to the ruling Party of the Regions have prompted considerable speculation, while attempts to play hero to the far-right xenophobes suggest the influence of other players, including at least one Kremlin-supported organization | detail

Visits 2996
08.01.2013

Anti-Semitism in Ukraine in 2012

Viacheslav Likhachev’s monitoring of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is especially valuable as he places each given year within a broader context making it possible to assess how accurate are the frequent claims of sharp increases in anti-Semitism, etc. | detail

Visits 1103
31.12.2012

Dangerous Alliance

Justified concerns about the rightwing VO Svoboda Party may have concentrated of late on its members’ revolting displays of anti-Semitism. They should not end there, and the opposition would do well to recall that the party’s platform is light years away from freedom and democracy | detail

Visits 3723
24.12.2012

Dividing Tactic

Moves are afoot to reinstate a distasteful relic of Soviet times - the “fifth point” in ones passport indicating “nationality”. The term fully warrants the inverted commas since in Soviet times the fifth point identified a person as “Ukrainian” OR “Russian” OR “Jew”, “Crimean Tatar” etc | detail

Visits 2287
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