Dmitry Bykov: Lukashenko’s visit to the remand centre showed boundless cynicism and outright blackmail

13 October 2020 By Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, and journalist: Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] Aleksandr Lukashenko has presented Belarusians with an intractable moral dilemma. But moral dilemmas…

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Remember the Date: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature on 8 October 1970

Solzhenitsyn with Heinrich Böll in Langenbroich, West Germany, 1974. Photo: Bert Verhoeff / Anefo. Wikipedia On 8 October 1970 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Solzhenitsyn stated at the time:…

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Lev Rubinshtein: Anyone who isn’t a complete imbecile understands exactly what’s going on.

23 July 2020 Lev Rubinshtein, poet, essayist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] We have to hand it to them – the narrative they’re imposing has certain merits. We…

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Dmitry Bykov: Nikolai Platoshkin, class enemy of anti-Soviet Russia

9 June 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Sobesednik] Even the sluggish are hurt by Nikolai Platoshkin’s house arrest. Platoshkin managed to fall under…

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Dmitry Bykov: In a country where everything is forbidden, no one needs anything. Except dinner

2 June 2020 Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet, journalist Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: Ekho Moskvy] The pandemic has led to the complete self-exposure of the Russian state. It no longer…

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Viktor Shenderovich on Valeriya Novodvorskaya: There have been few so clearsighted in our age

17 May 2020 Viktor Shenderovich, writer, journalist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group human rights award Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] Today marks 70 years since the birth…

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