Aleksandr Podrabinek: Look after the children. How the Kremlin is trying to turn Russian children into fools

3 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV “Children are our future.” That’s what the posters in the Soviet Union said. The Communists were counting on a long reign and…

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Aleksandra Krylenkova: ‘You can kill, beat, torture, seize and imprison a person. But you can’t make a person fight.’ 

Sasha Krylenkova: Facebook Aleksandra (Sasha) Krylenkova is a human rights activist from St. Petersburg who has worked with Memorial and served as a member of the board of that organisation.…

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Ivan Pavlov on mobilization: ‘The authorities will round up whoever they can catch. They’ll take whoever they can, either by persuasion or by force.’

21 September 2022 an interview with Ivan Pavlov, human rights lawyer and recipient of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize for human rights Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Холод] On 20…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Lawyers consider how to respond to the Moscow military officer who threatened them with prosecution for helping people evade enlistment

25 September 2022 by Leonid Nikitinsky, journalist, Ph. D. in Law, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета. Европа] On Friday, September 23,…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Russian draft dodgers. Who needs them in other countries?

26 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Poland, Finland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have no intention of letting in Russians evading mobilization. This is a great gift…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Cannibalism and competition. On Putin’s courtiers

23 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda War always sees restrictions on civil rights. The current war against Ukraine is fine confirmation of this. Since the aggression began,…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Extraordinary measures in civil life. What can Russian citizens expect in the near future?

21 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV If we don’t shut our eyes to reality and aren’t captivated by futile hopes, then the prognosis is quite nasty. Today’s mobilization…

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Sergei Lukashevsky: “Ultra-patriots” can expect ever increasing disappointment

15 September 2022 by Sergei Lukashevsky, acting director of the Sakharov Centre and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] After the Russian army’s…

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Leonid Gozman: If they release me after 15 days, I would prefer leaving the country to death

9 September 2022 Leonid Gozman in conversation with Vera Chelishcheva Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Novaya Gazeta] A difficult conversation through prison bars with Leonid Gozman—about his first experience…

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Sergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

12 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Yes, as before, it’s better to participate in the “elections” than not, and it’s worth heeding the recommendations of Smart Voting. Honor…

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