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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Vladimir Kara-Murza: The Bellingcat Investigation

12 February 2021 by Vladimir Kara-Murza, chair of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] It turns out that they are totally different feelings: to understand…

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CSOs of the Week: OVD-Info and Apologiya protesta

Week-ending 5 February 2021 This week more than 11,000 people were arrested at the peaceful protests in support of prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny. During the protests, two organisations played…

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Eyewitnesses on the 23 January Rally. Ekaterina Shulman: “The percentage of those who took part in a protest for the first time is extremely high”

24 January 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Original Source The Bell  The unsanctioned rally on January 23 in support of Aleksei Navalny turned out to be one of the highest attended in recent years, despite…

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“One day the bubble will burst.” Andrei Makarevich on Navalny’s film and Russians’ apathy

20 January 2021 Andrei Makarevich in an interview with TV Rain Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] The Putin’s Palace investigation by Aleksei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation [the FBK] garnered more…

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“Everyone in prison has oppositionist views”: Team 29 interviews Konstantin Kotov after his release

Photo: Dmitry Zair-Bek, Team 29 16 December 2020 Konstantin Kotov, who was convicted for violating the rules for holding public events under the so-called Dadin article, was released from Penal…

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