Boris Altshuler, physicist and human rights defender, lives in Moscow. He is director of the NGO Right of the Child and co-founder of the Positive Childhood Association. Boris Altshuler is a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and of the Public Chamber of Russia.
Ludmila Alekseeva lives in Moscow and is chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group. She is a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
Galina Arapova lives in Voronezh and is director and senior media lawyer of the NGO Mass Media Defence Centre, working in the field of media rights protection and the promotion of freedom of expression standards in Russia.
Nadezhda Azhgikhina is a journalist, writer and executive secretary of Russian Union of Journalists.
Andrei Blinushov lives in Ryazan, is chair of Ryazan Memorial, a member of the board of the International Memorial Society, and director and editor-in-chief of the internet portal Human Rights in Russia.
Pavel Chikov, PhD, MPA, LLM, lives in Kazan and is chairperson of AGORA, an association of human rights organizations.
Yuri Dzhibladze lives in Moscow and is president of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a Moscow-based public policy and advocacy NGO which he founded in 1998. He is also a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
Svetlana Gannushkina lives in Moscow. A member of the board of the Memorial Human Rights Centre and of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, she heads the Civic Assistance Committee for refugees and IDPs and Memorial's Migration Rights Network.
Olga Gnezdilova lives in Voronezh and is a barrister working with Lawyers for Civil Rights.
Elena Grishina lives in Moscow and is director of the Centre for Public Information. She is also editor of the Chronicle of the Moscow Helsinki Group and author of a textbook on public relations for NGOs.
Andrei Kalikh, human rights researcher, journalist and activist, is program director at Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights. He is also a member of the Board of the Perm Memorial society.
Igor Kalyapin lives in Nizhny Novgorod and is chair of Committee Against Torture, a non-profit combating police abuse.
Maria Kanevskaya lives in St. Petersburg and is director of the NGO Human Rights Resource Centre providing legal and other services to NGOs in Russia.
Dmitry Makarov, born in Orel, Russia, is a member of the Coordinating Council of international Youth Human Rights Movement. He also works as a program coordinator for Moscow Helsinki Group and coordinates joint work on fundamental rights.
Veronika Marchenko is chair of the board of the charitable foundation Mother’s Right, a non-profit working to protect the rights of parents of soldiers who die in service. Veronika Marchenko has held this position since she inspired the creation of Mother's Right in 1989. She lives in Moscow.
Karinna Moskalenko is one of Russia’s leading human rights lawyers. She founded the International Protection Centre in Moscow that, since 1994, has specialized in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
Sergei Nikitin lives in Moscow and is director of the Amnesty International representative office in the Russian Federation.
Anastasia Nikitina lives in Voronezh and spends her time between that city, Vladimir, Orel and Moscow. She is a member of the Coordinating Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement (www.YHRM.org).
Alyona Ob'ezdchikova lives in Voronezh and is director of the Interregional Human Rights Group, an NGO working in the sphere of human rights advocacy; freedom of information, assembly and association; public oversight and reform of law-enforcement bodies; and human rights education. She is a member of the Public Council of the Voronezh Police Department and a member of the board of the European network FLARE.
Sergei Poduzov lives in Yoshkar-Ola in the Republic of Mari-El and is co-chair of People and the Law [Chelovek i Zakon].
Georgy Satarov is president of the INDEM Foundation and a member of INDEM's research council. He is a social scientist, with special interests in mathematical applications to research, data analysis and applied statistics. He is a former adviser to President Yeltsin, and lives in Moscow.
Aleksei Simonov lives in Moscow and is president of the Glasnost Defence Foundation, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and a member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
Igor Stepanov is general director of the Guild of Film Directors of Russia, general producer of the Stalker International Human Rights Film Festival, and director of the Central House of Journalists.
Aleksandr Sungurov, doctor of political science, lives in St. Petersburg and is president of the Strategy Humanitarian and Political Science Centre (the "Strategy Centre") in St. Petersburg. He is an expert on the institution of ombudsman, the author of many works on this topic, and is a member of the board of the European Ombudsman Institute.
Aleksandr Verkhovsky lives in Moscow and is director of the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis, an NGO monitoring ultra-nationalism, hate crime, hate speech, the use and abuse of anti-extremism legislation and contemporary religion.
Andrei Yurov lives in Moscow and is director of Strategic Programs of the Moscow Helsinki Group on education and network development. He is also Honorary President of the International Youth Human Rights Movement, and an expert for the Council of Europe.