Law of the Week: Parliament approves bill making inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’ part of school curriculum

Week-ending 31 July 2020 On 24 July 2020 the Russian Parliament passed a bill (tabled in May by the President) which will make inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’…

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Legal Case of the Week: Yulia Galiamina charged over involvement in peaceful protests

Week-ending 31 July 2020 Photo of Yulia Galiamina: Facebook On Friday, 31 July, Meduza reported that investigators launched a criminal case against Moscow City Duma deputy Yulia Galyamina for “repeated…

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Lev Rubinshtein: Anyone who isn’t a complete imbecile understands exactly what’s going on.

23 July 2020 Lev Rubinshtein, poet, essayist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] We have to hand it to them – the narrative they’re imposing has certain merits. We…

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Quote for the Week. Olga Sadovskaya: “Article 79 of the Constitution [as amended] creates a huge field for indiscriminate law enforcement at the national level.”

Olga Sadovskaya: "As a result of the plebiscite, Article 79 of the Constitution was amended to exclude the implementation of decisions of interstate bodies adopted on the basis of the…

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Ivan Pavlov on the prosecution of Ivan Safronov. “When we ride in a taxi, several cars follow behind us.”

16 July 2020 Ivan Pavlov, lawyer, leader of Team 29, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novy Prospekt] On 16 July, the Moscow Municipal…

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Damir Gainutdinov: Nine recommendations for government based on Agora’s recently released report on use of surveillance during the pandemic

16 July 2020 Damir Gainutdinov is a legal analyst with the advocacy group Agora (1) Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] In addition to the specific report on surveillance, we…

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Weekly Update week-ending 31 July 2020

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“One of the country’s dirtiest trials.” An Open Letter on the Prosecution of Yury Dmitriev.

19 July 2020 An open letter to employees of the court, the prosecutor’s office and the investigative authorities involved in the Dmitriev case. Source: Novaya gazeta At this point in…

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