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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