Andrey Kazantsev: “As it is, the villains and their crimes are simply forgotten – this should not be so.”

2 December 2021 by Andrey Kazantsev, is a civic and environmental activist from Moscow currently living in the US I am one of a group of Russian opposition civil society…

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Georgy Satarov on the attack on Memorial: “A future which is beginning before our very eyes […] What we see here is fascism.”

15 October 2021 An extract from the programme 2021 broadcast on Ekho Moskvy on 15 October 2021. Presenters: Ksenia Larina and Vitaly Dimarsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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CSO of the Week: OVD-Info wins Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2021

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 Civil Rights Defenders announced that OVD-Info had won its Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award. Civil Rights Defenders stated: The Russian…

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New Golos report on election campaigning and the authorities’ mobilisation of the voters

14 September 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of voters’ rights movement Golos and laureate of a Moscow-Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] An analytical report on election…

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Maria Alekhina: I have been sentenced to one year’s “restriction of freedom.” Here is my final address to the court at my trial…

10 September 2021 by Maria Alekhina, civil society activist, human rights defender Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The prosecution for violating Sanitary and Epidemiological Rules (Article 236 of…

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Igor Yakovenko: ‘Scorched earth’ tactics

16 July 2021 By Igor Yakovenko Source: Ezhednevnyi zhurnal  The internet publication Proekt has been labelled an undesirable organisation. The Institute of Law and Public Policy has been labelled a…

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Podcast No. 81. Simon & Sergei – with Elena Belokurova

This week our guest on the podcast is Elena Belokurova. Elena is a political scientist specializing in the study of civil society and a civic activist from St. Petersburg. She…

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‘We want to create a large exhibition and call it “Do the Counting Yourself”. So it’s clear where the margin of error of several millions dead and repressed comes from’ – Roman Romanov, director of the GULAG History Museum [an interview with Republic]

Photo: Press service of the GULAG History Museum Roman Romanov. Source: Wikipedia 14 April 2021 Roman Romanov, director of the Museum of the History of the GULAG, on why the…

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Olga Misik’s speech in court: “You are not passing this judgment on me – you are passing it on yourself.”

2 May 2021 Yuly Rybakov: This girl has turned 20 years old. Olga Misik became famous after the summer 2019 protests around the Moscow City Duma elections, where she read…

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