Russian Federation

The Russian Federation's Criminal Code contains general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The authorities responsible for collecting data are the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor's Office and the Statistical Office.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 576 958 852
2017 52 755 692
2016 1450 993 676
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Russian Parliament amended the Criminal Code's provisions on incitement to hatred, including when committed through violence, as well as corresponding provisions in the Code of Administrative Offences, which regulates misdemeanours. In particular, the amendments establish harsher sanctions for such offences.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the Russian Federation has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.