Oleg Orlov: ‘They wanted fascism. They got it.’

14 November 2022 by Oleg Orlov, co-chair of the board of the Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Facebook [this article was first published in French translation by Mediapart] The bloody…

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Speech by Oleg Orlov at OSCE conference on the human dimension

28 September 2022 Speech by Oleg Orlov at an OSCE conference in Warsaw, Poland, on the human dimension Source: Telegram Dear colleagues, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,   Thank you for…

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Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: Statement on the so-called ‘referendums’

21 September 2022 Statement by Sergei Davidis and Oleg Orlov, co-chairs of Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial On 20 September 2022, the puppet ‘councils’…

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Statement by Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis on the missile strikes against Ukrainian power plants

On 11 September 2022, Russian missiles struck a number of large thermal power plants in various regions of Ukraine. One of the Kremlin's leading propagandists, Dmitry Kiselev, speaking on the…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre [Центр защиты прав человека «Мемориал»] elects two co-chairs of its governing body

1 August 2022 Source: Telegram While they need little introduction, we asked the two co-chairs to answer questions about the Centre's future activities: Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis talk about…

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Oleg Orlov: “I was merely stating a terrible truth: in our country, fascism has triumphed”

12 May 2022 On 29 April 2022, Oleg Orlov and Irina Galkova were detained in Red Square while staging an anti-war picket. Oleg is a former employee of the now-liquidated…

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Oleg Orlov: “We’re here to stay.” How activists, journalists and human rights defenders continue their work in Russia

4 May 2022 by Oleg Orlov, human rights defender and member of the board of the Memorial Centre An extract from 'Понаоставались тут. Как активисты, журналисты и правозащитники продолжают свою…

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22 years before Bucha. Human rights activist Oleg Orlov on how Memorial investigated civilian murders in Chechnya [Mediazona]

8 April 2022 By Dima Shvets Source: Mediazona During the two wars in Chechnya, soldiers in the Russian army were accused more than once of killing civilians during mop-up operations.…

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Oleg Orlov on a statement by members of the Human Rights Council: ‘It completely fails to answer to the tragedy that is unfolding in both Ukraine and Russia.’

9 March 2022 by Oleg Orlov, a member of the board of the Memorial Human Rights Centre, Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre What can I say? It seems like they…

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Oleg Orlov: “There are no legal grounds for shutting down International Memorial”

12 November 2021 Pictured is the Moscow Helsinki Group award winner and International Memorial board member Oleg Orlov. Interview by Dmitry Volchek Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] “The…

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