“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Sergei Trutnev 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week to answer his 25 questions is Sergei Trutnev, a human rights lawyer from Perm. For many years Sergei Trutnev worked with Perm Regional Human…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Shabarchin’s sentence suspended

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Aleksandr Shabarchin, an activist in Perm sentenced to two years' imprisonment for a satirical video featuring a mannequin of President Putin in prison garb, and who…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya: “Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.”

Natalia Prilutskaya "Aleksandr Shabarchin is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released." -…

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