Write to Russia: Grigory Melkonyants – in custody for his work monitoring elections in Russia

Grigory Melkonyants has been held on remand since his arrest on 17 August 2023. He is co-chair of the civil society organisation Golos, an independent election watchdog, founded in 2000.…

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Enough to make a cat laugh. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Russian presidential election

11 March 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Enough to make a cat laugh”—in the days of socialism that was how people characterized undertakings of the Soviet regime that…

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Grigory Melkonyants: “I received the trendiest new government service: an apartment search”

5 October 2022 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the Golos movement for the defence of voters' rights and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group It’s…

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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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Arkady Liubarev: Is it impossible to fix an ineffectual, harmful and inhumane law?

3 February 2022 by Arkady Liubarev*, an expert on electoral law (included in the Russian Ministry of Justice’s register of individuals deemed to be media foreign agents) Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Podcast No. 92. Simon & Sergei – with Grigory Melkonyants

Our guest this week on the podcast is Grigory Melkonyants. Grigory Melkonyants is a Russian human rights activist, lawyer and co-chair of Golos, the movement to protect voters' rights. This…

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Statement: Political analysts call on Ella Pamfilova not to prevent them researching the Russian elections

22 September 2021 Pictured: Elena Lukyanova, lawyer, professor at the Free University, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize and one of the signatories of the appeal Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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New Golos report on election campaigning and the authorities’ mobilisation of the voters

14 September 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of voters’ rights movement Golos and laureate of a Moscow-Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] An analytical report on election…

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CSO of the Week: The Smart Voting Project

Week-ending 10 September 2021 On 6 September 2021 the Russian authorities blocked a website that promotes Smart Voting - "умное голосование" - a project organised by those who support the…

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