Government report: Relations within Russian community worsening

Relations within the Russian community in the Czech Republic are worsening, according to a 2015 report on the state of the country’s minorities prepared by the government’s council for minorities. The deterioration of relations within the Russian community stem from controversy over the crisis in Ukraine, rivalry among Russian entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic and the fact that newcomers from Russia often fail to respect established norms. The report also mentions increased lobbying from Russians in Parliament and among Czech politicians as well as increased pro-Putin propaganda.