Nikolai Kavkazsky: “Opportunities for lawful political action have been severely curtailed … but as long as such opportunities exist, I’ll be here. If they start shooting us and imprisoning us by the thousands, then I’ll be forced to leave.”

25 May 2022 Olga Allenova interviews Nikolai Kavkazsky for Novaya gazeta. Evropa Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Original source: Новая газета. Европа] Following the death of human rights defender Andrei Babushkin, the…

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Francis Greene: ‘I’m not at all certain that I love Russia… I love the Russian people, I’m certain of that.’ An interview with Evgeny Popov [Ogonek, 2001]

Evgeny Popov. Source: Wikipedia 23 December 2001 by Evgeny Popov. An interview with Francis Greene Source: 'У вас еще продается славянский шкаф?' Kommersant, 23 December 2001 For many years, the…

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‘All over again, I’m missing the scent of your bonfires on Anzersky.’ Yury Brodsky on Francis Greene [from 2006]

Yury Brodsky 27 May 2022 We continue a series of publications in memory of the late Francis Greene (1936-2022) with this extract from Solovki. Labyrinth of Transformations by Yury Brodsky…

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Aleksei Gorinov: “I’m being put on trial for stating my opinion”

Photo source: Kasparov.ru 6 May 2022 A letter from the pre-trial detention centre by Aleksei Gorinov, a deputy on the local council of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district, who was arrested for…

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Vladimir Kara-Murza: ‘You can’t be silent. All the evil in the world is done with the consent of those who keep silent.’

Source: Wikipedia 6 May 2022 A letter from Vladimir Kara-Murza from the pre-trial detention centre Source: Facebook [Yuri Dzhibladze] Dear Friends, Greetings to all from Moscow pre-trial detention centre №…

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Leonid Gozman: Non-compliance. Russians who did not approve of the war will rebuild the country. The important thing is not to try to make sense of the actions of this government

26 April 2022 by Leonid Gozman, written specially for Novaya gazeta. Europe Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta. Europe] I’ll try to manage this without getting upset and…

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Podcast No. 105. Simon & Sergei – with Andrei Kalikh

Our guest on the podcast this week is Andrei Kalikh, a human rights researcher, journalist, and activist with a special interest in the issue of corruption. In the past, Andrei…

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Mikhail Fedotov: “If the State Duma can pass any law it likes, let it abolish the universal law of gravity.”

19 April 2022 Mikhail Fedotov in conversation with Petr Godlevsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt]  Mikhail Fedotov is secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia, former Minister…

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