Russian Nazis have sent a letter with personal threats to Ms Galina Kozhevnikova, deputy director of the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis. The letter warned Ms Kozhevnikova that she should stop her activities against fascism. Novaya Gazeta reported that the letter said “murdering journalists, lawyers, and experts was much more effective than killing Dagestani or Armenian students.”
The SOVA Center was founded in October 2002 by a group of people working for the Panorama Center for Information and Research and the Moscow Helsinki Group. The SOVA Center does research on nationalism and xenophobia, relations between the churches and the secular society, and political radicalism. The organisation advocates human rights and liberal values.