Ilya Shablinsky: Putin should get the same status as Lukashenka

17 March 2024 Source: Russian Helsinki Group [original source Rus.LSM.] The world community should not recognise the results of the Russian presidential ‘elections’ and Vladimir Putin should, like Aleksandr Lukashenka,…

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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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They’re Worried. Ilya Shablinsky on how the Nadezhdin situation is similar to the elections in Belarus

19 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press While Putin was suggesting to an American journalist that he go back mentally thirty-forty-a hundred-a thousand years, let’s just try to remember…

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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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Sergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

12 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Yes, as before, it’s better to participate in the “elections” than not, and it’s worth heeding the recommendations of Smart Voting. Honor…

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Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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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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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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