Podcast No. 94. Simon & Sergei – with Svetlana Astrakhantseva

This week we our guest on the podcast is Svetlana Astrakhantseva, executive director of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Svetlana Astrakhantseva is an economist, lawyer and law professor, and human rights…

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Podcast No. 93. Simon & Sergei – on Memorial, with Viсtoria Ivleva and Yury Samodurov

Viсtoria Ivleva Yury Samodurov This week our guests on the podcast are Viсtoria Ivleva, photographer, journalist and writer, and Yury Samodurov, civic activist, social and political commentator and co-founder of…

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Podcast No. 92. Simon & Sergei – with Grigory Melkonyants

Our guest this week on the podcast is Grigory Melkonyants. Grigory Melkonyants is a Russian human rights activist, lawyer and co-chair of Golos, the movement to protect voters' rights. This…

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Podcast No. 91. Simon & Sergei – on Memorial, with Sergei Davidis and Jens Siegert

Jens Siegert Sergei Davidis This week on the podcast we discuss the situation surrounding Memorial following moves by proecutors to close down two organisations: the International Memorial Society and Memorial…

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Podcast No. 90. Simon & Sergei – with Sergei Babinets

This week our guest on the podcast is Sergei Babinets. Sergei Babinets is a lawyer and head of the Orenburg branch of the Committee against Torture, whose head office is…

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Podcast No. 89. Simon & Sergei – with Marina Pisklakova-Parker

This week our guest on the podcast is Marina Pisklakova-Parker. Marina Pisklakova-Parker is a Russian women's rights activist and writer. She is the founder of ANNA (Regional Organization for Assistance to Women…

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Podcast No. 88. Simon & Sergei – with Valentina Melnikova

This week our guest on the podcast is Valentina Dmitrievna Melnikova. Valentina Melnikova is a Russian human rights activist and politician, a graduate of the geology department of Moscow State…

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Podcast No. 87. Simon & Sergei – with Ernest Mezak

This week our guest on the podcast is Ernest Mezak, a well-known journalist and human rights activist from the Republic of Komi in Russia. He represents victims of law enforcement…

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