Wilson Center Experts

Victor Aleksandrovich Shnirelman

Galina Starovoitova Fellows on Human Rights and Conflict Re
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Senior Researcher, Department for the Study of Ethnic Conflicts, Institute of Ethnology and Athropology, RAS
Wilson Center Project(s):
Biological or Cultural Racism? Reflections on the Contemporary Racism in Russia and its Origins
Oct 01, 2005
Apr 01, 2006

Project Summary

During the last 15 to 20 years racism has appeared in Russia and is carving its way into the mainstream. New varieties of racism, namely cultural and defensive ones, emerged. The Russian anti-racists like their Western counterparts manifest their poor knowledge of new racism and fail to struggle against it effectively.