Andrei Sapozhnikov on Neo-Suslovism: What tools is the Kremlin using to destroy modern Russian culture? [Novaya gazeta]

Mikhail Suslov in 1964 (Wikipedia) 8 February 2024 by Andrei Sapozhnikov Source: Novaya gazeta For almost two years now, ‘cultural governance’ by the Russian authorities has been heading in a…

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“It’s easier to start from scratch.”A conversation with Chulpan Khamatova about her old roles, her new play, the ban on returning home, and how to find peace of mind in exile [extract from an interview]

Photo source: Wikipedia 23 January 2024 An extract from an interview with Chulpan Khamatova by Sergei Nikolaevich Source: Spektr.press Chulpan Khamatova performs in Latvian. If you think about it, for…

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‘We ask the international community to support Zhenya and Svetlana.’ Press release on the prosecution of Evgeniya Berkovitch and Svetlana Petriichuk

Eugenia Berkovitch and Svetlana Petriichuk 9 May 2023 by Nana Grinstein, Nika Parkhomovskaya and Yury Shekhvatov This press release is published in the original English On May 4, 2023, Russian…

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Lev Shlosberg: The prosecution of Evgeniya Berkovich and Svetlana Petriichuk is further evidence of the total degradation of the judicial and law enforcement system

5 May 2023 by Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook The criminal case against Evgeniya Berkovich and Svetlana Petriichuk is a case of the Hongweibing against culture. It's about the same as…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: A Private Concert Hall vs. Pro-Regime Scum

30 November 2022  By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV The war against Ukraine, political repressions, mobilization, price rises, and the population’s noticeable impoverishment—all this could drive anyone, even the most balanced…

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Yury Shevchuk: We have to fight for peace, which means playing concerts for peace, and specifically in Russia. […] They need us more in Russia.

2 June 2022 Journalist Stanislav Kucher, who lives in the United States, published on his Facebook page a telephone conversation with the group DDT’s leader and Moscow Helsinki Group human…

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Teresa Cherfas reviews ‘The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a Crime and its Punishment’ by Kevin Birmingham

2 June 2022 By Teresa Cherfas Teresa Cherfas reviews The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoyevsky, a Crime and its Punishment by Kevin Birmingham. Hardback 432pp ISBN-9780241235942 (Allen Lane, London, 2021) 2021 was book-ended…

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Stanislav Dmitrievsky: ‘Russian wooden architecture is as unique a phenomenon as the Russian avant-garde or the Russian ballet.’

Stanislav Dmitrievsky 2 September 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] Larger towns, especially major cities, have an urgent problem to which their city’s historic preservationists are trying…

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Monique van Ravenstein reviews ‘Red Wave’ by Joanna Stingray

30 June 2021 By Monique van Ravenstein Monique van Ravenstein reviews Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground  by Joanna Stingray and Madison Stingray, Doppelhouse Press, 2020, pp. 416, Los Angeles,…

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Quote for the Week. Natalia Zviagina, director of AI’s Moscow office: “We call on the Russian authorities to immediately drop all charges against Yulia Tsvetkova.”

Week-ending 9 April 2021 “This absurdity has lasted almost a year and a half. A woman has been criminally charged with ‘producing pornography’ simply for drawing and publishing images of…

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