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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ECtHR Rulings of the Week: Two judgments concerning violations of Articles 2 and 8 of the ECHR

This week there were two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia, finding violations of Articles 2 (right to life) and 8 (respect for private and family…

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Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny publishes phone conversation with alleged participant in assassination attempt

Week-ending 25 December 2020 On 21 December Aleksei Navalny, currently living in Germany after the attempt to assassinate him with Novichok, published a recording of a telephone call he claims was…

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Remember the Date: 28 November 2020 – the Holodomor commemorated

A. Markoff "Famine in USSR" The Holodomor, sometimes referred to as the Great Famine, was a famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The term  Holodomor emphasises the famine's man-made and intentional aspects such as rejection…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Terrorist acts in Europe and the reactions of Russian believers. How does the “conflict of values” affect public sentiments?

5 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, in conversation with Maryana Torocheshnikova in the studio at…

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ECtHR Ruling of the Week: Court communicates application made in the interests of Salman Tepsurkaev; Marina Litvinenko files application for compensation over murder of her husband Aleksandr

Week-ending 20 November 2020 This week the European Court of Human Rights communicated an application filed by the Committee Against Torture, an NGO based in Nizhny Novgorod, in the interests…

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