‘A list of enemies of the people.’ Now anyone can become a foreign agent in Russia. An interview with Galina Arapova [Radio Svoboda]

28 April 2022 Extracts from an interview with media lawyer Galina Arapova by  Alina Pinchuk and Liubov Chizhova Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] A comprehensive register of foreign…

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“We are living inside a catastrophe.” Lev Shlosberg on politics in wartime

16 April 2022 An interview with Lev Shlosberg Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] The leader of the Pskov branch of the Yabloko ['Apple'] Party, Lev Shlosberg, and…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Putin and his entourage know that there is a human rights doctrine. But they have vested interests in maintaining the status quo.

9 December 2021 Pictured: Member of the MHG Ilya Shablinsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] This week sees two dates which should remind people about the value of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the recreation of a totalitarian regime

24 September 2021 by Aleksandr Podrabinek, human rights activist and journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода, 24.09.2021] The recent “elections” for the State Duma showed yet again the…

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Sergei Davidis: “Awareness that the authorities are by their nature against the people is growing”

8 May 2021 Sergei Davidis heads the programme to support political prisoners of the Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода, 6.05.2021] Nine years ago, more…

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Vera Vasilieva: The system’s philosophy. On ‘flight risks.’

13 April 2021 by Vera Vasilieva, an independent journalist, host of Radio Svoboda’s “Freedom and Memorial,” and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize for Human Rights Source: Moscow Helsinki…

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Valery Borshchev: Nowadays society is becoming more and more concerned about the situation inside prisons.

11 March 2021 an interview with Valery Borshchev, co-chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] Moscow’s Public Oversight Commission (POC) for the defence of…

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Vera Vasilieva: Letters from behind bars. On the solidarity of political prisoners

12 January 2021 By Vera Vasileva, freelance journalist, host of the Radio Liberty project Freedom and Memorial, winner of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио…

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Zoya Svetova: A New Year’s toast – to those who have been released!

29 December 2020 By Zoya Svetova, journalist, human rights defender, and a laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Радио Свобода] In the last few…

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