Lev Ponomarev: Do not worry: they will both meet you and guide you. As for where to…

20 June 2020 Lev Ponomarev, chairof the national NGO For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo of Moscow] Quarantine restrictions in…

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Lev Shlosberg: Testimony in the trial of Svetlana Prokopyeva

18 June 2020 Lev Shlosberg, human rights defender, public figure, member of the Pskov Regional Assembly, journalist, and laureate of a Moscow Helsinki Group award for human rights Source: Moscow…

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From Our Archive. Liudmila Alekseeva: ‘We must continue to defend the victims of state tyranny.’

9 December 2018 By Liudmila Alekseeva Source: Novaya Gazeta This text is the welcoming address to participants at the congress of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Liudmila Alekseeva managed to finish writing…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: Government commission approves Ministry of Construction’s bill on allocation of housing to victims of political repression despite criticism

10 June 2020 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] On 14 May the Moscow Helsinki Group appealed to the Russian Ministry of…

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Natalia Zvyagina: Hyde Parks aren’t the only places for protests!

16 June 2020 Natalia Zvyagina, director of the Russian office of Amnesty International and Moscow Helsinki Group expert, on the right to peaceful assembly Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:…

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Irina Yasina writes an open letter to Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission: ‘Everyone believed in the beautiful blonde with the fine reputation as a fighter for human rights.’

Photo of Irina Yasina: Kasparov.ru 11 June 2020 An open letter from human rights activist Irina Yasina to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova.  Source: Nastoyashchee vremya…

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Svetlana Prokopyeva: ‘The reality is that a journalist is being put on trial for doing her job.’

15 June 2020 Source: Facebook Tomorrow, at 1 p.m., my criminal trial will begin.  After 18 months, everyone is probably fed up with it – all these endless reminders about…

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From Our Archive. An Interview with Arseny Roginsky: ‘The authorities still do not understand what freedom of association means’ (2013)

26 April 2013 An interview with Arseny Roginsky, chair of the board of the International Memorial Society Rights in Russia: What is the International Memorial Society today?  Arseny Roginsky: Today Memorial is…

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Oleg Orlov: Two systems and the fight against coronavirus

6 May 2020 Oleg Orlov, board member of Memorial Human Rights Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Over the past decade,…

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