‘I acted for the purpose of defending the interests of the Russian Federation.’ Sasha Skochilenko’s speech at her trial

Photo source: Amnistie.ca 14 November 2023 On 16 November 2023 a court in St Petersburg sentenced the artist Aleksandra Skochilenko to seven years in a penal colony on charges of…

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‘We ask the international community to support Zhenya and Svetlana.’ Press release on the prosecution of Evgeniya Berkovitch and Svetlana Petriichuk

Eugenia Berkovitch and Svetlana Petriichuk 9 May 2023 by Nana Grinstein, Nika Parkhomovskaya and Yury Shekhvatov This press release is published in the original English On May 4, 2023, Russian…

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Human Rights Project ‘Support for Political Prisoners. Memorial’: St. Petersburg artist Aleksandra Skochilenko is a political prisoner 

3 June 2022 The artist Aleksandra Skochilenko was remanded in custody on charges of disseminating ‘fake news’ about the Russian army after a performance protest in which she replaced price…

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Yury Shevchuk: They’re making cannon fodder and subhumans of us [VoA]

29 June 2022 An interview with Yury Shevchuk by Danila Galperovich for the Russian service of Voice of America Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Голос Америки] Leader of the band…

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Yury Shevchuk: We have to fight for peace, which means playing concerts for peace, and specifically in Russia. […] They need us more in Russia.

2 June 2022 Journalist Stanislav Kucher, who lives in the United States, published on his Facebook page a telephone conversation with the group DDT’s leader and Moscow Helsinki Group human…

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Yury Shevchuk: ‘I am perfectly ready to give back my awards. But I am not prepared to give up my civic stance.’

14 March Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: News.ru] DDT leader Shevchuk spoke in an interview with News. ru about his readiness to give up his state awards because of…

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Liya Akhedzhakova: Never before have we been asked to take ‘loyalty tests’, tests of human decency and commitment to Russia’s great culture

3 March 2022 by Viktoriya Kataeva for News.ru Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: News.ru] Liya Akhedzhakova, a People’s Artist of Russia and holder of a Moscow Helsinki Group prize…

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