Rights in Russia interview – with Andrea Gullotta, an expert on the history of the Gulag

Mary Page talks with Andrea Gullotta, lecturer in Russian at the University of Glasgow. Andrea is an expert on the history of the Gulag and president of Memorial Italia (http://www.memorialitalia.it/)…

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Liya Akhedzhakova: Why is the label of foreign agent applied to the best people in our profession? To the very best!

7 December 2021 A speech given by the laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group Award, actress Liya Akhedzhakova, during the presentation of the Star of Theatre award in the nomination…

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Quote for the Week: ‘Refusal to transfer the case for consideration in the session of the court of cassation’ – Russian Supreme Court rejecting an appeal by human rights activist Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 15 October 2021 Yury Dmitriev On 13 October 2021 the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to hear an appeal by human rights activist and historian of the…

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‘Who, if not us?’: Supporters of Russian political prisoner Yuri Dmitriev speak out

19 August 2021 by Natalia Shkurenok, a Saint-Petersburg based journalist, writing for The New Times, Snob, Colta, ArtNews Paper and Novaya Gazeta. Source: OpenDemocracy Republished by kind permission What makes…

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Quote for the Week. Halya Coynash: “There are strong grounds for linking the persecution of Dmitriev with attempts by the current Russian regime to whitewash the darkest pages of Soviet history.” 

Week-ending 30 July 2021 Yury Dmitriev "It is thanks to Dmitriev and his Memorial colleagues that thousands of Ukrainians, Russians and representatives of other nationalities have learned the fate of…

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An open letter from prominent figures in the worlds of culture and science to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: “Please take up the case of Yury Dmitriev and deliver your verdict.”

Pictured:  Boris Al’tshuler, head of the children's rights NGO Right of the Child, physicist, social commentator, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and one of the signatories of the open…

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Quote for the Week. “On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev” – Norwegian Helsinki Committee

Week-ending 21 May 2021 "On the 100th anniversary of Andrey Sakharov’s birth, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee will present the 2021 Sakharov Freedom Award to historian and dissident Yury Dmitriev. Yury…

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Person of the Week: Yury Dmitriev

Week-ending 19 February 2021 On 16 February St. Petersburg's Third Court of Cassation upheld on appeal the 13-year prison sentence handed down to Yury Dmitriev, Gulag historian and long-time head…

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