Person of the Week: Khalimat Taramova, forcibly taken by Chechen police from a women’s shelter in Dagestan

Week-ending 18 June 2021 On 10 June Khalimat Taramova, the daughter of an associate of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, was forcibly taken by police from a shelter for battered women…

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CSO of the Week: Nasiliu.net, a women’s rights organisation combating domestic violence designated a ‘foreign agent’ NGO

Week-ending 1 January 2020 On 29 December 2020 the Ministry of Justice designated the women's rights organisation Nasiliu.net, (Насилию.нет) that combats violence against women, a 'foreign agent' NGO. Nasiliu.net is…

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Podcast No. 49. Simon & Sergei with Irina Kosterina

This week our guest on the podcast is Irina Vladimirovna Kosterina. Irina Kosterina is Programme Coordinator of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Russia, a sociologist and gender researcher, trainer and…

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