Simon Cosgrove: A look back at the past week in Russia [week-ending 15 October 2021]

17 October 2021 By Simon Cosgrove Simon is chair of Rights in Russia but writes these comments in a personal capacity and they may not necessarily represent the views of the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Benefit of Forgetfulness, or A Few Words about the Significance of Reputation

5 October 2021 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: VotTak - Belsat TV The younger generation – those who were born at the turn of the millennium – have little knowledge of,…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian Ex-Oligarch’ by Alexander Lebedev [translated by Arch Tait]

6 October 2021 By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian Ex-Oligarch by Alexander Lebedev, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait.  Hardback. 256pp £20. …

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the recreation of a totalitarian regime

24 September 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek, human rights activist and journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода, 24.09.2021] The recent “elections” for the State Duma showed yet again the…

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Statement by Human Rights Defenders: ‘Throw the old junk out of the State Duma!’

14 September 2021 Pictured left: Boris Altshuler, head of the “The Right of the Child" Regional Public Organization for the Protection of Children's Rights, a member of the Moscow Helsinki…

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Sergei Lukashevsky on Vladimir Putin’s controversial article

15 July 2021 In the photo Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Sakharov Center, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Russian Service “Voice of America”] The response…

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Quote for the Week. Halya Coynash: “There are strong grounds for linking the persecution of Dmitriev with attempts by the current Russian regime to whitewash the darkest pages of Soviet history.” 

Week-ending 30 July 2021 Yury Dmitriev "It is thanks to Dmitriev and his Memorial colleagues that thousands of Ukrainians, Russians and representatives of other nationalities have learned the fate of…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Even a very small event in US-Russian relations today looks like a breakthrough

27 June 2021 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny The question that came up in Geneva, for me, is a very real one. When tension grows, grows and grows, it becomes practically inevitable…

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Vera Vasilieva on Aleksei Pichugin’s 18 years: the wrong sorts of changes

19 June 2021 by Vera Vasilieva, independent journalist, leader of Radio Svoboda's project Svoboda and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода,…

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