This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin are joined by Nadezhda Kutepova, a human rights activist from the closed city of Ozersk in Chelyabinsk region. Nadezhda was director of the human rights organisation Planet of Hopes in Ozersk, specialising in the protection of the rights of those who suffered from the radiation pollution from the Mayak atomic plant based in the city. Planet of Hopes was one of the first NGOs in Russia to be branded as a ‘foreign agent’ organisation. In 2015 Nadezhda was forced to leave Russia and now lives in France where she has received political asylum. A summary of the week’s events in the sphere of human rights can be found on our website here.
Information about some of the recent events discussed can be found here. This podcast is in the Russian language.