Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny announces he will return to Russia on 17 January 2021

Week-ending 15 January 2021 On 13 January 2021 Aleksei Navalny announced he would be returning to Russia on 17 January 2021. This week Russia’s Military Investigative Committee (a department subordinate…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: How the president reacts, or doesn’t, to human rights defenders.

11 December 2020 By Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya gazeta columnist, member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for the Protection of Human…

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Law of the Week: New law enables individuals to be designated as ‘foreign agents.’

Week-ending 1 January 2020 On 30 December 2020 President Putin signed into force a number of laws including legislation that enables the authorities to designate individuals and public entitities as…

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Monique van Ravenstein reviews Catherine Belton’s ‘Putin’s People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West’

29 October 2020 By Monique van Ravenstein Monique van Ravenstein reviews Putin's People. How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West by Catherine Belton, William Collins,…

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