Rights in Russia is an independent, charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization established on 19 January 2010 in the UK to mark the tragic murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who that day in 2009 were shot dead in Moscow.  

Rights in Russia is a charity registered under UK law with the Charity Commission. Our charity registration number is 1147245. Our HM Revenue & Customs Charity Reference is No. XT25453

Rights in Russia is a community of people committed to supporting the protection of human rights in the Russian Federation. 

Our Mission The mission of Rights in Russia is to provide information about human rights in Russia and to support the work of human rights organizations based in the Russian Federation.

We believe the voices of Russia’s human rights defenders should be more widely heard internationally, both by civil society and by governments. We wish to address a continuing shortage of accurate information in English about human rights in Russia. And we want to offer our support and solidarity to Russia’s human rights defenders at a time when the Russian government’s indifference and hostility often places their work and their lives in jeopardy. 

In pursuit of our objectives, at present we publish news, views and analysis about human rights in Russia, including translations of articles by Russian human rights defenders, articles by experts living outside Russia, and other relevant information to the context for human rights in Russia.

Readers can subscribe to our publications by e-mail, and we are also on FacebookTwitter and Telegram. Our podcasts are also widely available, including on our website, on Podcasts.com,  SoundCloud,  Spotify  and  iTunes

Contact You can contact us by e-mail at info(at)rightsinrussia(dot)org