Oleg Orlov: Censorship threatens the activities of NGOs branded as ‘foreign agents’

17 November 2020 an interview with Oleg Orlov, board member at Memorial Human Rights Centre, by Deutsche Welle Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Deutsche Welle] The Russian State Duma may …

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Terrorist acts in Europe and the reactions of Russian believers. How does the “conflict of values” affect public sentiments?

5 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, in conversation with Maryana Torocheshnikova in the studio at…

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Lev Ponomarev on the FSB and the Network case: “The evil that holds the country by the throat”

15 November 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, chair of the national NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The “Network”…

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Tatyana Glushkova: “The gateway to a hell of limitless arbitrariness.” On the bill on advance oversight of NGOs’ activities

11 November 2020 By Tatyana Glushkova, lawyer, Memorial Human Rights Centre:  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: facebook.com/glush.tat] Yesterday the Government of the Russian Federation submitted to the State Duma a…

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Podcast No. 46. Simon & Sergei – with Mikhail Savva

Photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons This week our guest on the podcast is Mikhail Valentinovich Savva. Mikhail Savva is a human rights activist, political scientist and former professor at Kuban State…

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Freedom of assembly: Human rights defenders have joined the storming of the “Fortress”

Pictured: Roman Kiselev, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group’s legal programmes. 28 October 2020 By Anton Kravtsov Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: медиапроект «Адвокатская улица»] The Moscow Helsinki Group has prepared…

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Podcast No. 45: Simon & Sergei – with Svetlana Gannushkina
Svetlana Gannushkina Right Livelihood Award 2016 Stockholm 11 / 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt

Podcast No. 45: Simon & Sergei – with Svetlana Gannushkina

Svetlana Gannushkina Right Livelihood Award 2016 Stockholm 11 / 2016 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt This week our guest is Svetlana Alekseevna Gannushkina, human rights defender, chair of the Civic Assistance Committee,…

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Pavel Chikov: For the most part, people in Russia are wonderful and perfectly capable

23 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новый проспект] Not every citizen of the Russian Federation grasps the nature of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Nevertheless, Russia…

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Sergei Pashin: “This is an act of disrespect for the law and the judicial system in general”

17 October 2020 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Говорит Москва] The State Duma Committee has approved a bill preventing Constitutional Court judges from  publishing dissenting opinions. Retired federal judge and…

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