Alla Frolova on how OVD-Info’s lawyers work: “We are not a country of law, but of orders handed down from above.”

5 March 2021 Elena Kriven, a journalist with Lawyer's Street (Advokatskaya Ulitsa) spoke with Alla Frolova, coordinator of legal assistance at OVD-Info and recipient of the Moscow-Helsinki Group prize, about…

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Podcast No. 64: Simon & Sergei – with Sergei Golubok

This week our guest on the podcast is Sergei Golubok, a lawyer [advokat] from St. Petersburg. The topics we discuss on the podcast include: how to become a lawyer; lawyers…

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Podcast No. 63: Simon & Sergei – with Irina Biriukova

This week our guest on the podcast is Irina Biriukova, a lawyer at the Public Verdict Foundation. The issues we discuss with Irina include: getting started as a lawyer in…

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Aleksei Navalny’s closing remarks in court: Russia will be happy.

20 February 2021 On 20th February Moscow City Court heard an appeal against the decision of the Simonovsky district court to replace the suspended sentence of politician Aleksei Navalny with…

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Genri Reznik: On principles of the legal profession

Pictured: Genri Reznik 22 February 2021 by Genri Reznik, advocate, vice-president of the Russian Federal Bar Association, first vice-president of the Moscow Bar Association, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Podcast No. 61: Simon & Sergei – with Danil Beglets

This week our guest on the podcast is Danil Beglets. Danil Beglets is the first defendant in the 'Moscow case' convicted to a real sentence to have been released on…

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Law of the Week: New laws impose higher fines on proteters, ‘foreign agents’ and social media companies.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 President Putin signed into force laws that increase fines imposed on protesters found guilty of disobeying police officers, on persons and organisations…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny sent to prison despite ECtHR ruling

Week-ending 26 February 2021 This week a Moscow court upheld Aleksei Navalny's conviction in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case on appeal but reduced the sentence by 1.5 months to 2.5…

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Lev Ponomarev: Let’s monitor our judges through the Dissernet!

12 February 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, head of the NGO For human rights and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] "The content…

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