“Deprivation of Liberty” – Viktor Shenderovich on why he has left Russia

10 January 2022 By Viktor Shenderovich, writer, journalist, laureate of the Mosocw Helsinki Group Source: Facebook THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) WAS CREATED AND/OR DISSEMINATED BY A FOREIGN MASS MEDIA OUTLET PERFORMING…

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Viktor Shenderovich: Muratov and Sokurov are fighters

11 December 2021 by Viktor Shenderovich, writer, journalist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group: Source:  Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] I scrolled through Facebook.  I see some commentators…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny on Andrei Sakharov: “I hope that young people today will respect Sakharov, and not just themselves.”

21 May 2021 Speech at a Yabloko event organised in honour of Andrei Sakharov, marking his centenary by Viktor Kogan-Yasny I apologise if this is a bit of an excursion…

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Remember the Date: On 13 February 1974 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was deported from the Soviet Union

Aleksandr Solzhentisyn and Heinrich Boell outside Boell's house. Photo by Bert Verhoeff (Wikipedia) On 13 February 1974 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was deported from the Soviet Union to West Germany, where he initially…

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Boris Akunin: The authorities should be more grown up than the people

27 January 2021 By Boris Akunin, author Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Sometimes you want to say simple, trivial things.  Commentators will no doubt say how naive I…

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Dmitry Bykov: To get Navalny out of the jaws of this system

19 January 2021 by Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Of course, I went to meet Navalny at Vnukovo, and the main feeling…

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Dmitry Bykov on why the National Guard recently purchased special equipment costing 2bn roubles

12 January 2021 By Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [originalsource: ЭхоМосквы] On why the Russian National Guard recently purchased special equipment for two billion rubles. What actually…

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