Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis that monitors radical-nationalist activities, hate crime, hate speech in the mass media, the use and abuse of anti-extremism legislation and issues related to religion in contemporary Russian society. He is author and co-author of a number of books including: Political Extremism in Russia (1996), Political Xenophobia (1999), State Policy Towards Ultra-Nationalist Organizations (2002), The State against Ultra-Nationalism. What’s to be Done and What’s Not to be Done? (2002), Political Orthodoxy: Russian Orthodox Nationalists and Fundamentalists, 1995-2001 (2003), and many articles. The video of the interview can be viewed on YouTube and below.