Vladimir Ryzhkov: ‘Memorial is the most irritating organization because it reminds the Chekists of their crimes.’

24 November 2021 Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the Moscow City Duma, in an interview with Stanislav Koryagin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Росбалт, 24.11.2021] According to Moscow City Duma…

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Vera Vasilieva on those imprisoned: ‘Under the hammer of repression’

20 July 2021 by Vera Vasilieva, independent journalist, head of Radio Svoboda's project 'Svoboda and Memorial,' laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода]…

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Boris Vishnevsky on the legislation on ‘undesirable organisations’: “The former Constitutional Court would simply abolish these laws.”

11 June 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Moscow Helsinki Group Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Echo Moskvy] The Duma Committee…

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Legal Case of the Week: Dmitry Gudkov arrested, his home searched and released without charge

Week-ending 4 June 2021 Photo of Dmitry Gudkov: Wikipedia On 1 June 2021 Russian opposition politician and former State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov was arrested, his dacha was searched. On…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Reflections in a closed visor. Who gave the order to beat up protesters in St Petersburg?

22 April 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative assembly of St Petersburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The conduct of…

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Boris Vishnevsky: “After the verdict of the Venice Commission, Russia can be confidently called an ultra-presidential republic.”

25 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya Gazeta]  The…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Police are conducting politically motivated monitoring of citizens who have committed no crimes

13 March 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Новая газета] On 20 January,…

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Aleksei Navalny’s closing remarks in court: Russia will be happy.

20 February 2021 On 20th February Moscow City Court heard an appeal against the decision of the Simonovsky district court to replace the suspended sentence of politician Aleksei Navalny with…

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Podcast No. 60: Simon & Sergei – with Lev Shlosberg

This week our guest on the podcast is Lev Markovich Shlosberg. Lev Markovich is a Russian politician, a civil society and human rights activist, and a journalist. He is chair…

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