Rights in Russia interview – with Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Mary Page talks with Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group and chair of the board of the Sakharov Centre. One of Russia's leading experts on civil society and…

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Yan Rachinsky and Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the offensive against civil society and independent organisations in Russia

Vyacheslav Bakhmin Yan Rachinsky 11 November 2021 The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation has filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court to liquidate the International Memorial Society Source:…

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“These protests are extremely important and necessary.” Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the journalists’ protests against the ‘foreign agent’ law.

8 September 2021 Pictured: Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса Америки»] On 8 September, the International Day of Solidarity of…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin on how to remain free in a time of unfreedom: “For me, freedom means acting in accordance with one’s beliefs […] and preserving one’s sense of dignity.”

20 March 2021 A discussion with Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, by Takie dela Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Такие дела] Today we have almost unlimited access…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin: “Moscow is now very closely involved in efforts to suppress the nationwide protests in Belarus.”

10 September 2020 Co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the situation in Belarus and the Kremlin’s position Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса Америки»] Maria…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin: Lukashenko, like many tyrants and authoritarian leaders, lives in his own closed world

24 August 2020 Pictured: Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Russian Service of Voice of America] Regional media reported on 24 August 2020…

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“Is the fox guarding the henhouse?” Vyacheslav Bakhmin and Yury Dzhibladze discuss Russia’s candidacy for election to the new United Nations Human Rights Council for 2021-2023

7 May 2020 Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group (pictured above left) and Yury Dzhibladze (pictured above right), president of the Centre for the Development of Democracy and…

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin: The authorities have no instruments other than repression and tougher punishments

31 January 2019 Vyacheslav Bakhmin, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, on the results of 2019 in the area of human rights in Russia Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Русская служба «Голоса…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin: “It turned out that there were only a few hundred of us ‘degenerates’ in the whole country”

18 January 2020 An interview with Vyacheslav Bakhmin: 'The Fate of a Dissident' Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Siberia. Realities] Forty years ago, on 12 February 1980, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, a human rights…

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