Lev Ponomarev on the arrest of Dmitry Gudkov and the closing of Open Russia in the context of continuing pressure on the opposition

3 June 2021 An interview with Lev Ponomarev, human-rights activist and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group [pictured left] by Nikolai Vasilyev of Sobesednik. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Sobesednik.ru]…

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Pavel Chikov: What the Russian state is telling society in 2021 – ‘We are strong.’

4 June 2021 by Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Forbes] Obviously, the goal is to clean up the political space…

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‘The Dissidents’ by Peter Reddaway: ‘A profound tribute to the moral imperative to speak out in the name of truth and human rights in a repressive society.’

17 June 2021 By Simon Cosgrove Simon Cosgrove reviews The Dissidents: A Memoir of Working with the Resistance in Russia, 1960-1990, by Peter Reddaway.  Brookings, 337 pp., 2020, ISBN: 9780815737735 The Dissidents is an absorbing memoir…

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Weekly Update week-ending 11 June 2021

https://www.rightsinrussia.org/donate-support-us/ Our publications from the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/week-ending-11-june-2021/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/25-questions-20/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-206/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/team-29-65/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/altshuler-7/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/kalyapin-6/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/chikov-10/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/borshchev-14/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-68/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/memorial-human-rights-centre-67/ https://www.rightsinrussia.org/cosgrove-75/

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Aleksei Sokolov 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week answering his 25 questions is Aleksei Sokolov, a prisoners' rights activist from Ekaterinburg who heads the human rights NGO Legal Basis (Pravovaya osnova). You…

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