Boris Vishnevsky: They will be fine without rallies and rights. State Duma to consider a new bill restoring Soviet ‘freedom of assembly’  

12 June 2022  By Boris Vishnevsky, politician, political commentator, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, member of the Yabloko party, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Prize in…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Is it possible to reach an agreement with the authors of the bill on ‘foreign agents’?

6 February 2022 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Mosow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] A response to…

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Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Reflections in a closed visor. Who gave the order to beat up protesters in St Petersburg?

22 April 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative assembly of St Petersburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The conduct of…

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Boris Vishnevsky: “After the verdict of the Venice Commission, Russia can be confidently called an ultra-presidential republic.”

25 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta]  The…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Making everyone sit in the kitchen with their middle finger in their pocket isn’t going to work

3 February 2021 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] Today I spoke…

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Boris Vishnevsky: “Those who serve the law rather than the authorities, and protect citizens from criminals rather than the government from citizens, do not need anonymity”

13 January 2021 By Boris Visnyesky, a deputy in the Saint Petersburg Legislative Assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] State Duma deputies…

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Boris Vishnevsky: But the ‘foreign agent’ is all the same Lev Ponomarev.

28 December 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the St. Petersburg city assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The ex-wife of…

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Boris Vishnevsky: The Constitutional Court has allowed a little violation of the Constitution, if it is very necessary

30 December 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The Constitutional Court published…

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