Memorial Human Rights Centre: Moscow region bloggers Aleksandr Dorogov and Yan Katelevsky are political prisoners

23 March 2022 We believe the two bloggers are being prosecuted because of their anti-corruption investigations  Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international standards,…

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Podcast No. 104. Simon & Sergei – with Kirill Koroteev

Our guest on the podcast this week is the lawyer Kirill Koroteev, head of international legal practice of Agora International Human Rights Group. Previously, Kirill worked as legal director at…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 248: Today’s lesson: Denouncing your teacher.

3 April 2022 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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“Russia needs peace. Putin must go!” – a public statement by Russian civil society figures

1 April 2022 This statement, circulated by the Congress of the Intelligentsia, as of 1 April 2022 had been signed by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, Viktor Shenderovich, writer, Liya…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Evgeny Esenov, a participant in a rally in support of Aleksei Navalny, is a political prisoner 

17 March 2022 Evgeny Esenov has been sentenced to four years in prison for striking the helmet of a riot police officer Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Russia’s church tradition essentially rejects humanism

26 March 2022 A few thoughts, not drawn from books (from my Vkontakte feed) by Viktor Kogan-Yasny Russia’s church tradition, enveloped in Soviet education and a post-Soviet matrix of pronounced…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: There are people who hate freedom in all its forms, and freedom of choice in particular.

26 March 2022 Some Reflections by Viktor Kogan-Yasny There are people who hate freedom in all its forms, and freedom of choice in particular. For them, any choice is merely…

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