Law of the Week: The ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 17 December 2021 This week, as the legal proceedings to close down the International Memorial Society and the Memorial Human Rights Centre continued on the basis of alleged violations…

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Boris Altshuler: Appeal to the President of Russia on Memorial, Torture, Children and Other Matters

30 November 2021 Pictured: Boris Altshuler, head of Right of the Child, a regional NGO for the protection of children's rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Liya Akhedzhakova: Why is the label of foreign agent applied to the best people in our profession? To the very best!

7 December 2021 A speech given by the laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, during the presentation of the Star of Theatre award in the nomination…

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Why was human rights group ‘Citizen. Army. The Law’ entered on the list of ‘foreign agents’?

4 December 2021 pictured: Sergei Krivenko, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group and director of the NGO Citizen. Army. The Law Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Дождь] The Russian…

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Vladimir Ryzhkov: ‘Memorial is the most irritating organization because it reminds the Chekists of their crimes.’

24 November 2021 Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the Moscow City Duma, in an interview with Stanislav Koryagin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт, 24.11.2021] According to Moscow City Duma…

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Natan Sharansky’s letter to the Russian Human Rights Ombudsman: “I was shocked to learn of the authorities’ intention to liquidate Memorial and confiscate its archives”

20 November 2021 by Natan Sharansky. Natan Sharansky is a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner who spent nine years (1977-1986) in prison in the USSR.  In 1976, he was…

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Podcast No. 93. Simon & Sergei – on Memorial, with Viсtoria Ivleva and Yury Samodurov

Viсtoria Ivleva Yury Samodurov This week our guests on the podcast are Viсtoria Ivleva, photographer, journalist and writer, and Yury Samodurov, civic activist, social and political commentator and co-founder of…

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Statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia: “We are calling on everyone to speak out in defence of Memorial and to continue the organization’s work”

15 November 2021  Pictured is Lev Ponomarev, human-rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and an author of the petition Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] November 11,…

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Oleg Orlov: “There are no legal grounds for shutting down International Memorial”

12 November 2021 Pictured is the Moscow Helsinki Group award winner and International Memorial board member Oleg Orlov. Interview by Dmitry Volchek Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] “The…

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