Aleksandra Krylenkova: ‘You can kill, beat, torture, seize and imprison a person. But you can’t make a person fight.’ 

Sasha Krylenkova: Facebook Aleksandra (Sasha) Krylenkova is a human rights activist from St. Petersburg who has worked with Memorial and served as a member of the board of that organisation.…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Father Ioann, a priest remanded in custody on charges of making anti-war remarks, is a political prisoner

27 July 2022 Father Ioann is being held in a remand prison in St. Petersburg on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the army. Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The human…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Oleg Belousov, a St. Petersburg resident jailed for anti-war remarks on social media, is a political prisoner

20 July 2022 Oleg Belousov has been remanded in custody on charges of spreading ‘fake news’ about the Russian military Source: Political Prisoners. Memorial The ‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’ human rights…

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Boris Vishnevsky: They will be fine without rallies and rights. State Duma to consider a new bill restoring Soviet ‘freedom of assembly’  

12 June 2022  By Boris Vishnevsky, politician, political commentator, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, member of the Yabloko party, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group  Prize in…

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Podcast No. 81. Simon & Sergei – with Elena Belokurova

This week our guest on the podcast is Elena Belokurova. Elena is a political scientist specializing in the study of civil society and a civic activist from St. Petersburg. She…

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CSO of the Week: Coming Out presents third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in St. Petersburg

Week-ending 18 June 2021 This month, the St. Petersburg based initiative group – Coming Out – launched its third annual report on the situation for LGBTI+ persons living in Russia’s second largest city.…

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Boris Vishnevsky: Reflections in a closed visor. Who gave the order to beat up protesters in St Petersburg?

22 April 2021 by Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative assembly of St Petersburg, and Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The conduct of…

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Boris Vishnevsky: But the ‘foreign agent’ is all the same Lev Ponomarev.

28 December 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the St. Petersburg city assembly, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] The ex-wife of…

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Boris Vishnevsky: The Constitutional Court has allowed a little violation of the Constitution, if it is very necessary

30 December 2020 By Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, Moscow Helsinki Group prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The Constitutional Court published…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Shamil Fataliev, a Muslim from St. Petersburg convicted of involvement in the banned Takfir wal-Hijra, is a political prisoner

19 October 2020 Shamil Fataliev and ten other Muslims from St. Petersburg have been convicted on charges of involvement in an extremist organisation. Fataliev received the longest term of seven…

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