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About Natalia Yudina

Natalia Yudina is an analyst at SOVA Center, a Moscow-based NGO which monitors nationalism and racism, relations between church and secular society, and political radicalism in Russia. 

Articles by Natalia Yudina

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

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Got tagged? Get fined! Russia’s battle against “digital extremism”

In Russia, the fight against online extremism looks good on paper. But look closer and you’ll find many arbitrary and even absurd convictions. Русский

RuNet, hate crime and soft targets: how Russia enforces its anti-extremism law

The internet is a tool that can be used for good, but it can also be manipulated by fanatics preaching violent hate propaganda. Policing is never going to be easy, but the Russian police inflate their statistics by choosing soft targets and ignoring the truly dangerous criminals, says Natalia Yudina

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