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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