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The CSTO member states call to fight extremism together | February 16, 2011

“The CSTO member states should fight extremism with joint efforts”, Nikolai Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization said in Bishkek, on Tuesday

Die Zeit: terrorist attacks in Domodedovo enhance xenophobia in Russia | February 16, 2011

Xenophobia in Russia is rising, so is rising the number of victims of racism. The survey showed that 19% of respondents experience hostile feelings towards people of other nationalities.

Council of Europe: There is no abuse of ethnic minorities in Armenia | February 16, 2011

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published a report on the situation with national and religious freedom in Armenia. Experts note the significant improvements in the country since the publication of the previous report in 2007

Local authorities will deal with xenophobia in the Bukovina region | February 15, 2011

The Chairman of Chernivtsi regional State administration Mikhail Papiev signed an order, approving the plan of action to combat xenophobia, racial and ethnic discrimination in the region during 2011.

The EU is concerned over racism manifestation in Turkey | February 15, 2011

The mandatory daily vow of Turkish students “I am happy because I am Turkish” is racist. This is stated in the report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance - ECRI.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Russia | February 15, 2011

The six-day visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, Navanethem Pillay to Russia began this Sunday. According to the Russian President’s press service, Dmitry Medvedev will meet Ms. Pillay on February 15.

10 % of Ukrainians support extremists, while 4% are ready for action. | February 11, 2011

If no one will take care of the national policy, then the national policy will take care of the government. This was said on the Radio Era FM by Ukrainian MP, head of the Ukraine-Israeli inter-parliamentary cooperation, Alexander Feldman.

Mr. Feldman is concerned whether the security forces are ready to fight terrorism | January 28, 2011

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, Alexander Feldman has registered a draft resolution to the Verkhovna Rada to hold parliamentary hearings concerning the readiness of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations to counter threats of extremism and terrorism in Ukraine.

Mr. Feldman suggested discussing the bills on the website of the Verkhovna Rada | January 24, 2011

Member of the Verkhovna Rada, Alexander Feldman, offers to add to the existing open access to the registered bills on the website of the Verkhovna Rada, also the possibility of a free comment.

Mr. Feldman explained why a monument to Pavel Sudoplatov in Kharkov was never unveiled, and encouraged to fight with «memorial vandalism» | January 12, 2011

The growth of “memorial vandalism” is becoming a problem and it should be firmly and harshly stopped