Fergus Wright: Partial mobilisation in Russia is a reminder that Anti-War efforts are more necessary than ever 

26 September 2022 by Fergus Wright On the 21st of September, President Putin announced in a televised address that 300,000 reservists in Russia would be called upon to serve with…

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Aleksei Gorinov’s Final Word

7 July 2022 Aleksei Gorinov’s Final Word  Source: Aleksandr Podrabinek, Facebook The prosecution asked for 7 years in prison for Aleksei Gorinov. Today, on the eve of sentencing, he delivered…

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Nikolai Kavkazsky: “Opportunities for lawful political action have been severely curtailed … but as long as such opportunities exist, I’ll be here. If they start shooting us and imprisoning us by the thousands, then I’ll be forced to leave.”

25 May 2022 Olga Allenova interviews Nikolai Kavkazsky for Novaya gazeta. Evropa Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [Original source: Новая газета. Европа] Following the death of human rights defender Andrei Babushkin, the…

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Francis Greene: ‘I’m not at all certain that I love Russia… I love the Russian people, I’m certain of that.’ An interview with Evgeny Popov [Ogonek, 2001]

Evgeny Popov. Source: Wikipedia 23 December 2001 by Evgeny Popov. An interview with Francis Greene Source: 'У вас еще продается славянский шкаф?' Kommersant, 23 December 2001 For many years, the…

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Aleksei Gorinov: “I’m being put on trial for stating my opinion”

Photo source: Kasparov.ru 6 May 2022 A letter from the pre-trial detention centre by Aleksei Gorinov, a deputy on the local council of Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district, who was arrested for…

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Vladimir Kara-Murza: ‘You can’t be silent. All the evil in the world is done with the consent of those who keep silent.’

Source: Wikipedia 6 May 2022 A letter from Vladimir Kara-Murza from the pre-trial detention centre Source: Facebook [Yuri Dzhibladze] Dear Friends, Greetings to all from Moscow pre-trial detention centre №…

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Mikhail Fedotov: “If the State Duma can pass any law it likes, let it abolish the universal law of gravity.”

19 April 2022 Mikhail Fedotov in conversation with Petr Godlevsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt]  Mikhail Fedotov is secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia, former Minister…

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“I fell in love with these people”: How Elena Topoleva-Soldunova came to philanthropy and stayed for 30 years [Miloserdie.ru]

14 April 2022 an interview with Elena Topoleva-Soldunova by Polina Surnina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Miloserdie.ru] There’s no point waiting for an improvement in the foreign agent law,…

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