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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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Public opinion in a dictatorship: Crimea, the Constitution, etc.

16 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny, writer, political and civil society activist and commentator, advisor to the chair of the Yabloko party Analysing surveys of public opinion in a dictatorship…

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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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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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Lev Ponomarev: My view on smart voting

16 September 2021 by Lev Ponomarev , human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 16.09.2021] THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) HAS BEEN CREATED…

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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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Statement by Human Rights Defenders: ‘Throw the old junk out of the State Duma!’

14 September 2021 Pictured left: Boris Altshuler, head of the “The Right of the Child" Regional Public Organization for the Protection of Children's Rights, a member of the Moscow Helsinki…

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Person of the Week: Prisoner of conscience Aleksei Navalny

Week-ending 17 September 2021 This week, on 13 September in a social media post written from prison, Aleksei Navalny called on Russians to vote tactically to maximise the vote against…

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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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