Person of the Week: Andrei Pivovarov fined for violating ‘foreign agent’ law

Week-ending 25 June 2021 On 23 June 2021 Andrei Pivovarov, former head of the Open Russia movement, was fined 50,000 roubles for violation of the 'foreign agent' law. He remains…

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Lev Ponomarev on the arrest of Dmitry Gudkov and the closing of Open Russia in the context of continuing pressure on the opposition

3 June 2021 An interview with Lev Ponomarev, human-rights activist and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group [pictured left] by Nikolai Vasilyev of Sobesednik. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Sobesednik.ru]…

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Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre: The ‘Window on Europe’ is closing

3 June 2021 Statement by Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre At the end of May 2021 there were two landmark events regarding application of the legislation…

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CSO of the Week: Open Russia ends its activities in Russia

Week-ending 28 May 2021 This week Open Russia, founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky and based in the UK, announced it was ending its activities in Russia following the adoption of a…

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A Public initiative in Memory of Irina Slavina

Photo of Irina Slavina (Agora) 6 October 2020 On the day of the funeral of Nizhny Novgorod journalist Irina Slavina, Memorial, Open Russia and Public Verdict demanded a review of…

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