Vera Vasilieva: A letter from Yury Dmitriev

14 November 2022 by Vera Vasilieva Source: Facebook I received a letter from Yury Alekseevich Dmitriev dated 24 October which struck me deeply by the contrast between its contents and…

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Aleksandr Cherkasov: No one could have imagined ‘37 coming in the guise of ‘41

20 October 2022 Aleksandr Cherkasov, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] For a long time and at great length,…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Tradition of Special Operations

30 July 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Eighty-five years ago, on 30 July 1937, the People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of the USSR, Nikolai Yezhov, signed Operational Order No.…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Andrea Gullotta, an expert on the history of the Gulag

Mary Page talks with Andrea Gullotta, lecturer in Russian at the University of Glasgow. Andrea is an expert on the history of the Gulag and president of Memorial Italia (http://www.memorialitalia.it/)…

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Aleksandr Tsipko: ‘Russians are tired of empire.’ On why the Soviet Union disappeared

Photo: Institute of the Economy of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2 December 2021 by Aleksandr Tsipko Aleksandr Tsipko is a Russian social philosopher and poltical scientist and chief researcher…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Benjamin Nathans, Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Page talks with Benjamin Nathans, the Alan Charles Kors Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Nathans teaches and writes about Imperial Russia and the Soviet…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Whose children will answer for whose fathers?

27 October 2021 by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya Gazeta, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow’ by Karl Schlögel [translated from the German by Jessica Spengler]

22 September 2021 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 and Red Moscow by Karl Schlögel, translated from the German by Jessica Spengler. Hardback 220pp…

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