Aleksandr Podrabinek: Return of the “Commander-in-Shit” and the “Rat Army”

10 October 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak TV  The Belgorod Oblast Investigative Committee has charged a seventeen year old with public justification of terrorism based on his post about…

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Aleksei Simonov: ‘What they’ve given Muratov is a lifebelt.  Maybe he doesn’t need it, but this is high recognition of his worth.’

8 October 2021 Radio Svoboda speaks with Aleksei Simonov, president of the Glasnost Defense Foundation and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, who has called the decision of the Nobel…

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Lev Ponomarev: One day in the life of the wife of prisoner Ivankin

28 September 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 28.09.2021] The FOLLOWING  MESSAGE (CONTENT) WAS CREATED…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Benefit of Forgetfulness, or A Few Words about the Significance of Reputation

5 October 2021 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: VotTak - Belsat TV The younger generation – those who were born at the turn of the millennium – have little knowledge of,…

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Valery Borshchev: “Everyone agrees that the elections were rigged. It’s clear that the West had absolutely nothing to do with that.”

25 September 2021 A VoA article quoting Valery Borshchev (pictured left) Source:  Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: Voice of America Russian Service) Andrei Klimov, head of the interim Commission of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the recreation of a totalitarian regime

24 September 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek, human rights activist and journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода, 24.09.2021] The recent “elections” for the State Duma showed yet again the…

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Vyacheslav Bakhmin on the ‘foreign agent’ law: “The fact that this law is discriminatory from beginning to end is clear.”

23 September 2021 Commentaries on the 'foreign agent' law by Moscow Helsinki Group co-chair Vyacheslav Bakhmin (pictured) and Valentin Gefter, director of the Human Rights Institute Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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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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In Nizhny Novgorod, a court fines Igor Kalyapin, head of the Committee Against Torture, for links with an ‘undesirable organisation’

Igor Kalyapin 17 September 2021 Source: Polit.ru A Nizhny Novgorod court has fined the head of the Committee Against Torture (CAT) Igor Kalyapin 10,000 roubles for 'participating in the activities…

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CSO of the Week: OVD-Info wins Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2021

Week-ending 24 September 2021 On 23 September 2021 Civil Rights Defenders announced that OVD-Info had won its Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award. Civil Rights Defenders stated: The Russian…

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