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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Sarah Gear reviews ‘The Putin System’ by Grigory Yavlinsky

26 April 2022 by Sarah Gear Sarah Gear reviews The Putin System: An Opposing View by Grigory Yavlinsky, Columbia University Press, NY [Hardback 2019]. pp231. £22 ISBN 9780231190305. Reading Grigory Yavlinsky’s The Putin System in…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: No children’s camp. How children end up as raw material for totalitarianism [The Insider]

16 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: The Insider The stern Russian state takes a harsh and distrustful view of children. In the minds of the authorities, children can become…

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Boris Altshuler: What has happened to Vladimir Putin? I beg you to stop, enough blood has been shed!

10 April 2022 by Boris Altshuler, chair of the board of the Right of the Child, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group "History shows conclusively that…

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