Sergei Davidis: Ukraine is carrying out a mission of liberation, defending freedom, human rights and international law

21 September 2022 Source: Facebook Putin and Shoigu, it seems, have outdone themselves in their lying. Literally every phrase of Putin's speech should be understood in reverse. The crimes, intentions…

Continue ReadingSergei Davidis: Ukraine is carrying out a mission of liberation, defending freedom, human rights and international law

Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: Statement on the so-called ‘referendums’

21 September 2022 Statement by Sergei Davidis and Oleg Orlov, co-chairs of Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial On 20 September 2022, the puppet ‘councils’…

Continue ReadingHuman Rights Defence Centre Memorial: Statement on the so-called ‘referendums’

Sergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

12 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Yes, as before, it’s better to participate in the “elections” than not, and it’s worth heeding the recommendations of Smart Voting. Honor…

Continue ReadingSergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

Sergei Davidis: In the present war, we are not talking about defending Russia

10 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Like many people in recent days, I am thrilled and delighted over the “miracle on the Oskol.” A miracle wrought, actually, by…

Continue ReadingSergei Davidis: In the present war, we are not talking about defending Russia

Statement by Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis on the missile strikes against Ukrainian power plants

On 11 September 2022, Russian missiles struck a number of large thermal power plants in various regions of Ukraine. One of the Kremlin's leading propagandists, Dmitry Kiselev, speaking on the…

Continue ReadingStatement by Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis on the missile strikes against Ukrainian power plants

Memorial Human Rights Centre [Центр защиты прав человека «Мемориал»] elects two co-chairs of its governing body

1 August 2022 Source: Telegram While they need little introduction, we asked the two co-chairs to answer questions about the Centre's future activities: Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis talk about…

Continue ReadingMemorial Human Rights Centre [Центр защиты прав человека «Мемориал»] elects two co-chairs of its governing body

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…

Continue ReadingSergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

Sergei Davidis on why Russian society is reluctant to condemn the threat of war – despite largely disagreeing with it

Sergei Davidis 24 January 2022 An interview with Sergei Davidis published by OpenDemocracy, republished here by kind permission Natalia Shkurenok in conversation with Sergei Davidis who heads the program for…

Continue ReadingSergei Davidis on why Russian society is reluctant to condemn the threat of war – despite largely disagreeing with it

Quote for the Week. Sergei Davidis: “Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year.”

Week-ending 29 October 2021 Sergei Davidis "Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year" - Sergei Davidis, head of the Programme for the Support of Political…

Continue ReadingQuote for the Week. Sergei Davidis: “Unfortunately, the numbers [of political prisoners] have been steadily growing every year.”

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…

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