Aleksandr Podrabinek: Sacred Duty – on the right to desertion

3 May 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda War like nothing else aggravates relations between the state and its citizens. Mobilization is announced, conscription rules are toughened, military service…

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Humanity or humaneness? Aleksandr Podrabinek on a substitution of meanings

2 April 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Distorting the meaning of everyday words and concepts is common practice in oppressive regimes. Once they've been in use for a…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: On the arrest of Soviet-era dissident Aleksandr Skobov

3 April 2024 Source: Facebook Yesterday, Aleksandr Skobov, a man whose political views I do not share, but who is without doubt a decent and courageous person, was arrested in…

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Three days of farce. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the presidential ‘elections’

15 - 18 March 2024 Aleksandr Podrabinek's commentaries on the Russian presidential 'elections' Source: Facebook 15 March 2024: Day one of the farce Source: Facebook Golos thinks that ‘essentially, everything…

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Enough to make a cat laugh. Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Russian presidential election

11 March 2024 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda “Enough to make a cat laugh”—in the days of socialism that was how people characterized undertakings of the Soviet regime that…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: If God wants to punish a country, he sends its oppositionists into emigration.

17 February 2024 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook Today I watched Radio Svoboda’s “Margins of the Week” with Mumin Shakirov, about the fate of Aleksei Navalny. I only lasted through…

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