Legal Case of the Week. Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face new charges

Week-ending 20 November 2020 Human Rights Ombudsman in Karelia, Gennady Sarayev, said on 18 November 2020 that Gulag historian Yury Dmitriev may face news charges related to producion of child…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942’ by Józef Czapski.

5 November 2020 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews Inhuman Land: Searching for the Truth in Soviet Russia 1941-1942 by Józef Czapski. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones with an introduction…

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Remember the Date: 30 October, Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

Photo: by David Krikheli 30 October 1974 was the first Day of Political Prisoners in the USSR, an initiative organised by imprisoned Soviet dissidents, led by Kronid Liubarsky, for the recognition of inmates'…

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Remember the Date. Stalin’s body was removed from the Mausoleum on Red Square on 31 October 1961

On 31 October 1961 the body of Joseph Stalin, eight years after his death, was removed from the Mausoleum on Red Square where it had lain next to that of…

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