Rights in Russia interview – with Lisa Sundstrom on Russia, civil society, human rights and international law

Mary Page Lisa Sundstrom Mary Page talks with Lisa Sundstrom, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia where she teaches courses in international…

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Oleg Orlov: “We’re here to stay.” How activists, journalists and human rights defenders continue their work in Russia

4 May 2022 by Oleg Orlov, human rights defender and member of the board of the Memorial Centre An extract from 'Понаоставались тут. Как активисты, журналисты и правозащитники продолжают свою…

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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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“I fell in love with these people”: How Elena Topoleva-Soldunova came to philanthropy and stayed for 30 years [Miloserdie.ru]

14 April 2022 an interview with Elena Topoleva-Soldunova by Polina Surnina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Miloserdie.ru] There’s no point waiting for an improvement in the foreign agent law,…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Jens Siegert on the current state of civil society in Russia

Mary Page talks with Jens Siegert about the state of civil society in Russia these days. Jens Siegert is a writer, political analyst and consultant for CSOs who for many…

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Dmitri Makarov: Another Chance for ‘Helsinki from Below’? Reviving OSCE-Related Human Rights Groups

11 March 2022 by Dmitri Makarov, Council member, Moscow Helsinki Group. Contact: orlovets at gmail dot com Source: Dmitri  Makarov,  'Another  Chance  for  “Helsinki  from  Below”?  Reviving  OSCE-Related  Human  Rights …

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Grigory Melkonyants: On a bill on elections in wartime

10 March 2022 by Grigory Melkonyants Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] In December 2021, the State Duma passed a bill on the regulation of remote electronic voting. My…

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Lev Shlosberg: ‘Never before in our life have there been such accursed days.’

9 March 2022 by Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook Hello, friends. Once again we are living in another country. Our old life is gone and will never again be. In the…

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