Write to Russia: Ramilya Galim – sentenced to five years for calling on soldiers mobilised from Bashkortostan not to kill Ukrainians

On 22 December 2023 Ramilya Galim, an activist from Ufa in Bashkortostan, was sentenced to five years in a general regime penal colony on charges of inciting activities against state…

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OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 360: Participants in the war against Ukraine turned out of a taxi

8 June 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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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Worse than any prison. On punitive psychiatry [Radio Svoboda]

7 June 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda  There has been no miracle. Russia’s return to its Soviet condition has already reanimated many institutions of the totalitarian Communist regime,…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Ex-president Talantov and his ‘successors’ [Novaya gazeta]

29 May 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky The disruption of the conference of the Udmurtia Bar Association gives reason to think about what is happening in the legal community as a…

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Rights in Russia Update [7 June 2024]

Our publications from the past week https://www.rightsinrussia.org/write-to-russia-30 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/rights-in-russia-interview-42 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podcast-76 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/news-of-the-week-28 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/ovd-info-359 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/nikitinsky-74 https://www.rightsinrussia.org/podrabinek-147

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Write to Russia: Richard Rouz – serving an eight-year term of imprisonment for criticizing Russia’s war against Ukraine

On 22 September 2023 a military court in the city of Ekaterinburg sentenced anti-war activist Richard Rouz to eight years in a penal colony on charges of justification of terrorism…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Payback for “US Persons” [Novaya gazeta]

25 May 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Russia does not have enough “soft power” to respond symmetrically to the confiscation of their assets in the United States—and, as usual, it is…

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Rights in Russia Interview with Juergen Kaehler, Professor of Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

This month Mary Page talks with Juergen Kaehler, Professor of Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1991 to 1994 he was employed at the Centre for European Economic Research…

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