European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)





Sergey Sokolovskiy is a leading research anthropologist at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences and the Editor-in-Chief of the Russian academic journal “Etnograficheskoe obozrenie” (Ethnographic Review).  

His research experience includes fieldwork carried out among the Telengit and the Mennonites in Altay (1980-1986) and among the Russian Old Settlers, Veps and Shors in the Kemerovo region, Western Siberia (1988-1993).  

He has taken part as an expert in the evaluation of Russian legislation in the fields of nationality and language policy, hate crime and the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.  

He has participated in several international projects and programmes implemented in Russia by Council of Europe bodies.  

He has published several books and many articles on minority and indigenous peoples’ rights.