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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Law of the Week: Duma adopts three bills restricting participation in public life and toughening existing legislation on ‘undesirable’ organisations.

Week-ending 21 May 2021 On 18 May the State Duma passed three bills that would bar individuals who have supported civil society and religious organizations declared extremist or terrorist from…

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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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