Our podcasts open up the world of human rights in Russia, discussing recent developments and interviewing human rights defenders and other knowledgeable individuals. They are in the Russian language and are available on Podcasts.com, SoundCloud, Spotify and iTunes.

Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 3 April 2020 with Lev Ponomarev

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Lev Ponomarev (pictured left), long-time head of For Human Rights, one of Russia's leading human rights NGOs. This podcast is in the Russian…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 27 March 2020 with Dmitry Makarov

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Dmitry Makarov (pictured left), co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of Russia's oldest and leading human rights organisations. It was originally set up…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 20 March 2020 with Galina Arapova

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Galina Arapova (pictured left), director of the Mass Media Defence Centre (Центр защиты прав СМИ), based in the city of Voronezh. The Mass…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 13 March 2020 with Natalia Taubina

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Natalia Taubina, director of the Moscow-based Public Verdict Foundation (pictured left). Public Verdict is one of the leading human rights organisations…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 6 March 2020 with Tatyana and Nikolai Shchur

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Tatyana and Nikolai Shchur (pictured left). Tatyana and Nikolai are human rights activists from the city of Snezhinsk in Chelyabinsk region.…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 28 February 2020 – with Nadezhda Kutepova

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin are joined by Nadezhda Kutepova, a human rights activist from the closed city of Ozersk in Chelyabinsk region. Nadezhda was director of the…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Human rights in Russia week-ending 21 February 2020 – with Yury Dzhibladze

This week Simon and Sergei are joined by Yury Dzhibladze (pictured left), director of the Centre for Development of Democracy and Human Rights, based in Moscow. Yury has worked on human…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 14 February 2020 – with Vyacheslav Bakhmin

This week Sergei is on vacation and Simon is joined by Vyacheslav Bakhmin (pictured left), co-chair both of the Moscow Helsinki Group and the Andrei Sakharov Centre in Moscow.  Listen to the…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 7 February 2020 – with Aleksei Sokolov

This week Simon and Sergei are joined by Aleksei Sokolov (pictured right), human rights defender from Ekaterinburg and who heads the rights group Pravovaya osnova.  Listen to the Podcast here. You…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 31 January 2020 – with Jens Siegert

This week Simon and Sergei are joined by Jens Siegert, blogger, journalist and expert on Russian civil society.  Listen to the Podcast here.  You can also listen to us on iTunes and Spotify. The text…

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