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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Grigory Melkonyants: The Central Election Commission cancels live video broadcasts from polling stations

14 July 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of Golos, a movement for the defence of voters' rights and winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Original Source : facebook.com/grigory.melkonyants,]…

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Igor Yakovenko: ‘Scorched earth’ tactics

16 July 2021 By Igor Yakovenko Source: Ezhednevnyi zhurnal  The internet publication Proekt has been labelled an undesirable organisation. The Institute of Law and Public Policy has been labelled a…

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Grigory Melkonyants on why nine million Russians can’t be elected

22 June 2021 by Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the electoral rights defence movement Golos [Voice] and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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Lev Ponomarev: Either monitor the elections or witness a disaster

27 June 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights defender and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] “THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) IS CREATED AND DISTRIBUTED…

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CSO of the Week: Independent election monitor Golos.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 This week the independent election monitor Golos that was founded in 2002 expressed concern when its expert Vasily Weissenberg, an independent Russian journalist and elections expert,…

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Grigory Melkonyants: Key findings from the Golos Report on the results of the Single Day of Voting 2020

15 October 2020 By Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the Golos movement For the full text of the original article, see here Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] 1. The transition…

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