Weekly Update week-ending 17 September 2021

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow’ by Karl Schlögel [translated from the German by Jessica Spengler]

22 September 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow by Karl Schlögel, translated from the German by Jessica Spengler. Hardback 220pp…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Olga Vekovshinina 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Olga Vekovshinina, a human rights activist from Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk region. Olga Vekovshinina is a member of the Sverdlovsk region Public…

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Socialochka.лайв presents a video about human rights defender Igor Kalyapin

9 September 2021 Pictured: Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, a civil society group based in Nizhny Novgorod Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Socialochka.лайв] The story of human…

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“These protests are extremely important and necessary.” Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the journalists’ protests against the ‘foreign agent’ law.

8 September 2021 Pictured: Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса Америки»] On 8 September, the International Day of Solidarity of…

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New Golos report on election campaigning and the authorities’ mobilisation of the voters

14 September 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of voters’ rights movement Golos and laureate of a Moscow-Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] An analytical report on election…

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Court hears there is no evidence of foreign money in the case of a ‘foreign agent’ media outlet

8 September 2021 by Aleksandr Peredruk, a lawyer working with Agora international human rights group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The court is trying to help the Ministry…

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Maria Alekhina: I have been sentenced to one year’s “restriction of freedom.” Here is my final address to the court at my trial…

10 September 2021 by Maria Alekhina, civil society activist, human rights defender Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The prosecution for violating Sanitary and Epidemiological Rules (Article 236 of…

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Statement by Human Rights Defenders: ‘Throw the old junk out of the State Duma!’

14 September 2021 Pictured left: Boris Altshuler, head of the “The Right of the Child" Regional Public Organization for the Protection of Children's Rights, a member of the Moscow Helsinki…

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