Quote for the Week. “They still can’t come back”- Open Letter on the Children of the Gulag.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 Photo: Perm 36. Wikipedia "The Russian State still has a chance to repay the debt owing to the 'children of the Gulag,' enabling them at last…

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Quote for the Week. Oleg Zykov: “By no means can policing functions and health-care functions be intermixed.” On the reintroduction of drunk tanks.
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Quote for the Week. Oleg Zykov: “By no means can policing functions and health-care functions be intermixed.” On the reintroduction of drunk tanks.

Week-ending 8 January 2021 Photo of Oleg Zykov: Wikipedia “By no means can policing functions and health-care functions be intermixed. As soon as they get mixed up, a sort of…

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Quote for the Week. “The FSB should be eliminated in its present form” – Lev Ponomarev, Valery Borshchev, Svetlana Gannushkina.
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Quote for the Week. “The FSB should be eliminated in its present form” – Lev Ponomarev, Valery Borshchev, Svetlana Gannushkina.

Week-ending 1 January 2020 "The Federal Security Service should be eliminated in its present form, and its activities over the entire period of its existence should be studied closely. Russia…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. “The FSB should be eliminated in its present form” – Lev Ponomarev, Valery Borshchev, Svetlana Gannushkina.

Quote for the Week. Yulia Galyamina at her trial: “It doesn’t matter whether I am free or in prison, whether I can personally continue to be a deputy or not, I know for sure that this movement won’t be stopped.”

Week-ending 25 December 2020 'I want to say thank you to those who persecuted me, as well: the police officers, Center E officers, and the FSB officers, the investigators, judges, their assistants, the prosecutors,…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Yulia Galyamina at her trial: “It doesn’t matter whether I am free or in prison, whether I can personally continue to be a deputy or not, I know for sure that this movement won’t be stopped.”

Quote for the Week. Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law: “Yury Dmitriev deserves particular recognition for his exceptional commitment to addressing historical crimes in the former Soviet Union and preserving the memory of the Stalinist Terror.”

Week-ending 18 December 2020 This year Yury Dmitriev is one of the laureates of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. About the prize: Every year…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law: “Yury Dmitriev deserves particular recognition for his exceptional commitment to addressing historical crimes in the former Soviet Union and preserving the memory of the Stalinist Terror.”

Quote for the Week. EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: ‘There is no doubt that these initiatives represent yet another coordinated attack on Russian civil society.’

Week-ending 11 December 2020 "The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum finds the new package of bills submitted to the Russian State Duma in November 2020 alarming. There is…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. EU-Russia Civil Society Forum: ‘There is no doubt that these initiatives represent yet another coordinated attack on Russian civil society.’

Quote for the Week. Vanessa Kogan: “They saw their chance to get rid of me, essentially. I think that it’s purely connected to the work that I do and my organisation does.”

Week-ending 4 December 2020 “They saw their chance to get rid of me, essentially. I think that it’s purely connected to the work that I do and my organisation does.…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Vanessa Kogan: “They saw their chance to get rid of me, essentially. I think that it’s purely connected to the work that I do and my organisation does.”

Quote for the Week. Oleg Orlov on the new bill on civil society groups: “The Justice Ministry will be able to prohibit any type of our activity.”

Week-ending 27 November 2020 "The language [of the new bill on civil society groups] is very elastic, as it is in so many Russian laws of recent years. First of…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Oleg Orlov on the new bill on civil society groups: “The Justice Ministry will be able to prohibit any type of our activity.”

Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International’s Russia Researcher: “The Russian authorities have already starved civil society financially and forced many organizations to close. Now, they are further demonizing individual activists.”

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Natalia Prilutskaya. Photo: Twitter “If adopted, the bill will drastically limit and damage the work not only of civil society organizations that receive funds from outside…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International’s Russia Researcher: “The Russian authorities have already starved civil society financially and forced many organizations to close. Now, they are further demonizing individual activists.”

Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”

Week-ending 13 November 2020 "The Constitutional Court ought to declare laws unconstitutional if they create contradictions and problems. [...] There are several wordings that should be recognised as unconstitutional, but…

Continue Reading Quote for the Week. Sergei Golubok: “The Constitutional Court’s fear of recognising laws as inconsistent with the Constitution is a longstanding problem.”