The Grasping Organs. Leonid Nikitinsky on the opening shot from the newest weapon— “confiscation”—against a member of “terrorist” Boris Akunin’s family itself may turn out to be a fake.

27 February 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta Amendments to the Russian Criminal Code and Criminal Procedural Code on the confiscation of the property of nonpatriots (in the event…

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Boris Akunin: “How this foul regime tramples people in the mud.” 

31 January 2024 Source: Spektr.press The directors of St. Petersburg’s Academic Aleksandrinsky Theatre have stated in a letter to writer Boris Akunin (real name, Grigori Chkhartishvili) that his play is…

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A Futile Attempt. Valery Panyushkin on the banning of books by Akunin and Bykov

23 December 2023 by Valery Panyushkin Source: Spektr.press Books live longer than states. Significantly longer. That’s an immutable fact. Therefore, when a given ruler bans a given writer, or a…

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“This isn’t a bad dream.” Boris Akunin added to “list of terrorists and extremists.” State Duma deputy demands writer be “destroyed” for criticising invasion of Ukraine

Source: Wikipedia 18 December 2023 The writer Boris Akunin (real name, Grigori Chkhartishvili) has been added to the Rosfinmonitoring [Federal Financial Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation] “list of terrorists…

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Grigory Chkhartishvili [Boris Akunin]: ‘I don’t believe in collective responsibility and collective guilt.’

25 May 2022 by Grigory Chkhartishvili [Boris Akunin] Source: Facebook This discussion didn’t start yesterday and won’t end soon — about the Russians’ guilt in the war Putin unleashed, about the…

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