Aleksandr Podrabinek: No children’s camp. How children end up as raw material for totalitarianism [The Insider]

16 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: The Insider The stern Russian state takes a harsh and distrustful view of children. In the minds of the authorities, children can become…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Zombies, vampires and lies are the engine of war

3 March 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Today, the Russian Ministry of Education has directed that a lesson be given in all of Russia’s schools devoted to the Russian…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The Faculty of Unnecessary Professors

4 December 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award for…

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Nikolai Svanidze: International Holocaust Remembrance Day must be reinstated in the school curriculum

29 November 2021 by Nikolai Svanidze, chairperson of the Human Rights Council’s standing commission on political rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy, 29.11.2021] The statement by the…

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Law of the Week: Russia bans non-state-approved educational activities and bars members and supporters of ‘extremist’ organisations from standing in elections

Week-ending 4 June 2021 On 1 June 2021 a law on educational activities and cooperation with foreign academics came into force in Russia giving government authorities to power to permit…

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Mikhail Fedotov on the poor quality of legislation and what is wrong with the education bill, apart from its essence

27 March 2021 by Mikhail Fedotov, legal expert and professor Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] Any day now, the Federation Council will consider legislation passed by the State…

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