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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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: “We were mistaken when we thought that the Communist utopia had been defeated by the desire for development and responsibility, that globalism had prevailed over self-isolation and suspicion, adulthood over infantilism.”

1 December 2020 By Viktor Kogan-Yasny Russian history of the previous and current century has been marked by immaturity: the inability (and lack of need) to see that the world…

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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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