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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Dmitry Makarov and Oleg Orlov on the prospects of the investigation into Kadyrov’s threats

8 April 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 7th April 2021, the Supreme Court of Chechnya ordered the case concerning Ramzan Kadyrov's public threats to human rights defenders and journalists…

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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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Quote for the Week. Oleg Orlov on the new bill on civil society groups: “The Justice Ministry will be able to prohibit any type of our activity.”

Week-ending 27 November 2020 "The language [of the new bill on civil society groups] is very elastic, as it is in so many Russian laws of recent years. First of…

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Oleg Orlov: Censorship threatens the activities of NGOs branded as ‘foreign agents’

17 November 2020 an interview with Oleg Orlov, board member at Memorial Human Rights Centre, by Deutsche Welle Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Deutsche Welle] The Russian State Duma may …

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