A Futile Attempt. Valery Panyushkin on the banning of books by Akunin and Bykov

23 December 2023 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press Books live longer than states. Significantly longer. That’s an immutable fact. Therefore, when a given ruler bans a given writer, or a…

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Signs of decrepitude. Valery Panyushkin on the new “Naval Cadets” and other Russian anachronisms

10 November 2023 By Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.Press Can you imagine an action film in which the dashing swordsmen who are the main heroes are well past 60 while the…

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‘The old house’ – Valery Panyushkin on those who have left and those who have stayed behind

Photo: Wilson Center 28 October 2023 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.Press Sad circumstances (the serious illness of my father) forced me not so long ago to return to Moscow which…

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Valery Paniushkin: It’s impossible to destroy the Moscow Helsinki Group. It isn’t some legal entity, but a spiritual phenomenon.

23 December 2022 by Valery Paniushkin, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Spektr] “I hear you have a thing for artichokes, Valera. Well, I bought some to try, and they…

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