OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 186: Thaw forecast for Saturday

22 January 2021 OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests and prosecutions in Russia. Each week OVD-Info publishes a bulletin with the latest news, which is translated here. To receive…

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CSO of the Week: Offices of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation searched again

Week-ending 6 November 2020 The Federal Bailiffs' Service conducted a search of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, headed by Aleksei Navalny on 5 November 2020. The searches were said to be in…

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Sarah Hurst reviews ‘Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, from Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia’ by Dan Kaszeta

22 October 2020 By Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst reviews: Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, from Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia by Dan Kaszeta, Hurst Publishers, London, 2020, 404pp, ISBN…

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Kirill Koroteev: Russia may be punished for using chemical weapons

5 September 2020 By Kirill Koroteev, head of international legal practice at Agora International Human Rights Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: VTimes] On the basis of the statement by…

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Valery Borshchev: “Today, those who hold democratic and independent opinions and are willing to defend their point of view will feel in even greater danger than before.”

3 September 2020 Pictured: Valery Borshchev, co-chair of Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Russia Service of the Voice of America] There is growing outrage around the world…

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