Leonid Nikitinsky: The machine of totalitarianism only looks indestructible [Novaya gazeta]

13 May 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Analysis of the recently adopted law depriving ‘foreign agents’ of the right to stand in elections from the point of view of the 'machine…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Agent Themis – the secret biography of the future head of the Russian Supreme Court [Novaya gazeta]

2 April 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The approval by the Higher Judges' Qualifications Board (HJQB) of Supreme Court deputy chief justice Irina Podnosova's nomination for the position…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The dark horse at the river crossing [Novaya gazeta]

16 March 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya Gazeta On Thursday afternoon, Aleksandr Khinshtein, Chair of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, published the following…

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The Dictatorship of Culture. Leonid Nikitinsky on propaganda and violence — two sides of the same coin, minted in Russia

20 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Let us continue assessing recent events in the sphere of law sort of, but more often touching on the sphere of…

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The Grasping Organs. Leonid Nikitinsky on the opening shot from the newest weapon— “confiscation”—against a member of “terrorist” Boris Akunin’s family itself may turn out to be a fake.

27 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Amendments to the Russian Criminal Code and Criminal Procedural Code on the confiscation of the property of nonpatriots (in the event…

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Let them stay in jail. Leonid Nikitinsky: Chanysheva, Orlov, Kagarlitsky – on what the practice of reviewing sentences in political cases with a view to harsher punishment means

4 March 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta On 4 March, three days after Aleksei Navalny’s funeral, based on a complaint from the Bashkortostan Prosecutor’s Office at what they…

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