Georgy Satarov on the attack on Memorial: “A future which is beginning before our very eyes […] What we see here is fascism.”

15 October 2021 An extract from the programme 2021 broadcast on Ekho Moskvy on 15 October 2021. Presenters: Ksenia Larina and Vitaly Dimarsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы]…

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Jens Siegert: The raid on Memorial was planned and carried out by state agencies and possibly coordinated by the Kremlin

18 October 2021 By Jens Siegert  The raid on Memorial’s office in Moscow last Thursday evening has provided a new image, illustrating the state of freedom in Putin’s Russia, which will…

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Ekaterinburg human rights defender Anna Pastukhova has died

5 May 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group In Ekaterinburg on the evening of 4 May, Anna Pastukhova, the head of the Ekaterinburg Memorial Society, passed away. The cause of death…

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Arseny Levinson: On Arseny Roginsky, the responsibility of historians and legal proceedings regarding the opening of FSB archives

31 March 2021 By Arseny Levinson, human rights defender, lawyer, an expert of the Institute of human rights, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook]…

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Person of the Week: Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 16 February St. Petersburg's Third Court of Cassation upheld on appeal the 13-year prison sentence handed down to Yury Dmitriev, Gulag historian and long-time head…

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New threats to Russian civil society: Human rights activists appeal to representatives of the Council of Europe

24 January 2021 Request for an urgent critical reaction within the Council of Europe to the adoption of new repressive laws in the Russian Federation that further restrict the activities…

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Podcast No. 50. Simon & Sergei – in memory of Arseny Roginsky

Today our podcast is dedicated to Arseny Borisovich Roginsky (1946-2017) who passed away on this day, 18 December, three years ago. We were lucky enough to do a long interview…

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Remember the Date: On 18 December 2017, Arseny Roginsky, leader of Memorial, died.

Arseny Borisovich Roginsky, Soviet-era dissident and founder and long-term chair of the International Memorial Society, died on 18 December 2020. For more information, see 'Arseny Roginsky,' Wikipedia See also on…

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