The analysis discusses Russia's withdrawal from the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and highlights various issues related to discrimination against minority groups. It examines the current situation of minorities in the federation, with a special focus on ethnic, religious and identity-based communities. The report also addresses the reasons behind Russia's departure from the treaty and its quest for new diplomatic relations. This withdrawal is seen as a part of Russia's broader foreign policy trajectory to distance itself from the West and establish new alliances, especially in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. However, its efforts are met with challenges and isolation in various international diplomatic arenas.