An Ordinary Miracle. Valery Panyushkin on a beloved and dangerous national characteristic of Russians

26 January 2024 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press  My almost seven-year-old son lost a tooth. This was the fifth tooth he’d lost, and each time the boy had put the…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 341: Fear of dying after being sentenced

27 January 2024 OVD-Info is a Russian civil society organisation that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here.…

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Think of the Consequences: Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Men Who Armed Tyranny

24 January 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Fear of nuclear war is virtually the main component of the West’s position on the war between Russia and Ukraine. Intervening…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Tatyana Moskalenko is a political prisoner

9 January 2024 Tatyana Moskalenko faces up to six years in prison for reposting videos calling for protests against the war with Ukraine and against mobilisation Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Daniil Vodolagin, a student from Volgograd, is a political prisoner

5 January 2024 Daniil Vodolagin has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian army Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project ‘Political Prisoners.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Egor Balazeikin is a political prisoner

28 December 2023 Egor Bazaleikin, a 17-year-old high school student from Leningrad region, has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on two charges of attempted arson of military recruitment centres…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Ilya Podkamenny is a political prisoner

27 December 2023 Ilya Podkamenny, a 19-year-old activist from Irkutsk, has been sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime penal colony  Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human rights project,…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Dmitry Morozov is a political prisoner

25 December 2023 Dmitry Morozov, a military serviceman from Sochi, has been sentenced to two years and four months in a penal colony for refusing to return to the war…

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Rights in Russia Update [26 January 2024]

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Write to Russia: Gregory Vinter – imprisoned for speaking out about the killings in Bucha and Irpen

Gregory Vinter is a human rights defender from Cherepovets in Vologda region who has worked as the regional coordinator of the For Human Rights movement, until that organisation was closed…

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