“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Elena Zhemkova 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Elena Zhemkova, for many years executive director of the Memorial Historical, Educational and Human Rights Society, based in Moscow. A co-founder of the Memorial Society in 1987, Elena Zhemkova has been a board member of the organisation since 1988 and executive director since 1995. On 28 February 2022 the appeal board of Russia’s Supreme Court reviewed International Memorial’s appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of 28 December 2021 to liquidate the organisation following the suit of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office. The appeal was dismissed and the decision was left unchanged. The video can be viewed below and on our YouTube Channel.

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