Dmitry Bykov: Lukashenko’s visit to the remand centre showed boundless cynicism and outright blackmail

13 October 2020 By Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, and journalist: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] Aleksandr Lukashenko has presented Belarusians with an intractable moral dilemma. But moral dilemmas…

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Dmitry Bykov: Nikolai Platoshkin, class enemy of anti-Soviet Russia

9 June 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Sobesednik] Even the sluggish are hurt by Nikolai Platoshkin’s house arrest. Platoshkin managed to fall under…

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Dmitry Bykov: In a country where everything is forbidden, no one needs anything. Except dinner

2 June 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Ekho Moskvy] The pandemic has led to the complete self-exposure of the Russian state. It no longer…

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Dmitry Bykov: In Russia, the main spiritual binding force is fear of prison

1 May 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Echo Moskvy - the programme “One” with Dmitry Bykov] Why is it in Russian society, especially among the so-called elite,…

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Dmitry Bykov: A First Pardon by the Authorities and a Last Chance for Solidarity

14 April 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] The State Duma and the Federation Council have supported the idea of a broad amnesty…

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