Black in the USSR: what’s life like for a Russian of colour?
Photograph Johnson Artur is one of a small population of “Russians of colour” born to Russian mothers and African or Caribbean fathers who were offered free university education in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Alongside journalist Sarah Bentley, she decided to document the stories of some of the 40,000 other “Russians of colour”
Most of the black Russians she met in Moscow and St Petersburg had grown up without their fathers, but agreed that they felt Russian as well as African and often describe themselves as “Afro-Russians”.
Their presence in Russia is a reminder of a time when Soviet state internationalism and support for anti-colonial movements meant more neutral attitudes towards race, although today Russia struggles with a reputation for racism.
Prejudice and confusion are still strong in Russia today and they often have to justify on a daily basis the fact that they are Russians too.
To read the portraits by photograph Johnson Artur and journalist Sarah Bentley, see here.
Face à l’oppression en Turquie, l’Europe doit agir !
La lettre écrite par notre Président @BenjaminAbtan , @CLAPOTMireille MP et @JoseFariaMEP MEP a été publiée par le journal Portugais, O Público.
La lutte pour les droits humains continue !
The European Grassroots Antiracist Movement, as a European #antiracist organization, and the We Belong to Here Association protest in the strongest possible terms against the – today in #Hungary held – far-right and racist action intimidating the Roma community.
Lundi 13 Mars à 18h30 à l'@Inalco, rencontre-dédicace avec Marcel Courthiade, autour de sa dernière publication "Petite histoire du peuple rrom. Première diaspora historique de l'Inde".
Wednesday 24th April - the day of the Armenian genocide - we reunited in Istanbul to commemorate all the Armenian victims.
Let's not forget Armenian people's sufferings- it is important to acknowledge such a tragedy so that in the future no one will ever deny it
Today,MP Garo Paylan explained us how Turkey is no longer a democratic country and how the Armenian genocide intertwines with the current situation with Kurdish people's sufferings
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