Aleksandr Podrabinek: If God wants to punish a country, he sends its oppositionists into emigration.

17 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook Today I watched Radio Svoboda’s “Margins of the Week” with Mumin Shakirov, about the fate of Aleksei Navalny. I only lasted through…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Aleksei Navalny gave his life for everyone

17 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook I can’t shake the thought that Aleksei Navalny gave his life for everyone. Well, maybe not everyone, but the huge majority of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Our gangster regime pushed Navalny single-mindedly to the point of death

16 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook There are no appropriate words. The death of a political prisoner is not only a heartache for his friends and family but…

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What kind of prison is better? Aleksandr Podrabinek on the different prison camp regimes

8 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Life is better now, life is happier,” Comrade Stalin assured the Soviet people right on the eve of the Great Terror.…

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Think of the Consequences: Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Men Who Armed Tyranny

24 January 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Fear of nuclear war is virtually the main component of the West’s position on the war between Russia and Ukraine. Intervening…

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Gregory Vinter, a human rights activist from Cherepovets, sentenced to three years in a penal colony for comments on the killings in Bucha

Photo: Memorial 18 January 2024 Source: Spektr.press The Cherepovets City Court has found human rights activist Gregory Marcus Severin Vinter (formerly Grigory Vinter) guilty of spreading “fake news” about the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: On the protest movement [a text published in Grani in 2012]

Aleksandr Podrabinek 18 January 2024 Source: Facebook I published this text in Grani exactly 12 years ago. Now I sit and wonder whether if people had listened we might be…

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Knife, axe, and poker. Interview with Sofia Rusova about her new research on domestic violence in Russia

Sofia Rusova. Photo by Tatyana Belova for SpektrPress 12 December 2023 By Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.press Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on Xenophobia: Stupidity Without Borders

5 December 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda The Russian Supreme Court’s decision to deem the nonexistent “international LGBT movement” extremist is absurd in form but natural and explicable…

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The Unpunished. Aleksandr Podrabinek on a justice system of thugs

17 November 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda St Petersburg judge Oksana Demyasheva sentenced artist Sasha Skochilenko to seven years behind bars for anti-war writing on supermarket price tags. …

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