Lev Ponomarev: Putin will be gone and the country will be left in a poor state

20 May 2022 Lev Ponomarev in conversation with Aleksei Voloshin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Спектр.Пресс] In the closing days of April, one of the founders of Memorial and the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Rumors of the Advantages of Putin’s Death Are Somewhat Exaggerated

31 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV British intelligence is doubtless a more reliable source than “British scholars.” So it’s forgivable to cite them, although no intelligence service in…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: On Sanctions – and the Danger of Overdosing

30 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Any medicine becomes poison in excessive doses. This goes for politics as well as medicine. Western sanctions against Russia, despite being…

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Grigory Chkhartishvili [Boris Akunin]: ‘I don’t believe in collective responsibility and collective guilt.’

25 May 2022 by Grigory Chkhartishvili [Boris Akunin] Source: Facebook This discussion didn’t start yesterday and won’t end soon — about the Russians’ guilt in the war Putin unleashed, about the…

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Oleg Orlov: “I was merely stating a terrible truth: in our country, fascism has triumphed”

12 May 2022 On 29 April 2022, Oleg Orlov and Irina Galkova were detained in Red Square while staging an anti-war picket. Oleg is a former employee of the now-liquidated…

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Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Power of Propaganda

2 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Former Soviet political prisoner Russian journalist Aleksandr Podrabinek analyzes the power of Kremlin propaganda that very much resembles George Orwell's Ministry of Truth from…

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Mikhail Fedotov: “If the State Duma can pass any law it likes, let it abolish the universal law of gravity.”

19 April 2022 Mikhail Fedotov in conversation with Petr Godlevsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt]  Mikhail Fedotov is secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia, former Minister…

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