Aleksandr Verkhovsky: “I hope they understand that you can’t just tighten the screws.”

7 February 2021 Kommersant's Olga Allenova interviews Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Коммерсантъ] What will the winter protests and the police crackdown lead…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: What I saw in the centre of Moscow [on 23 January 2021]

23 January 2021 by Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis, member of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: The bill on foreign agents submitted to the State Duma is quite sensational.

18 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, member of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, and laureate of the…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Terrorist acts in Europe and the reactions of Russian believers. How does the “conflict of values” affect public sentiments?

5 November 2020 By Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Information and Analytical Centre, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize, in conversation with Maryana Torocheshnikova in the studio at…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Everything has already been said about the injustice of the verdict passed in the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva. But we need to talk about something else.

7 July 2020 Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Center for Information and Analysis, member of the Human Rights Council of the Russian President, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Anyone can become an extremist. On the ‘Strategy for Combating Extremism’

2 June 2016 Leonid Nikitinsky interviews Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director, Sova Centre Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Новая газета] The Strategy to Combat Extremism' does not contain definitions of specific crimes,…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: Humiliating monitoring, or what is wrong with Moscow’s COVID-19 tracking system

29 May 2020 Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Centre for Information and Analysis  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Forbes] The Moscow government's use of the mobile app called Social…

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Lev Ponomarev: Information on the epidemiological situation in penitentiary facilities should be made public

18 April 2020 Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, a human rights NGO, and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы, 18.04.2020] We…

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Valery Borshchev et al: Open Letter on the necessity of an amnesty and the release of people in custody in connection with the emergency

6 April 2020 Pictured (left): Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Ekho Moskvy] OPEN LETTER The pandemic has posed a serious threat to…

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Aleksandr Verkhovsky: The far-right movement has been routed. Repression will not get any worse, because there is no one left to repress

20 January 2020 Below is an extract from an interview by 7x7 with Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the Sova Centre for Information and Analysis and an expert on the politics…

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