Oleg Orlov: ‘They wanted fascism. They got it.’

14 November 2022 by Oleg Orlov, co-chair of the board of the Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Facebook [this article was first published in French translation by Mediapart] The bloody…

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Lev Shlosberg: Remembering Galina Starovoitova

20 November 2022 by Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook Twenty-four years ago, on 20 November 1998, at 10:35 p.m., Galina Vasilievna Starovoitova, one of the most formidable politicians of the post-Soviet…

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Sergei Parkhomenko: ‘I do not encourage banditry, armed robbery, marauding, or mercenaries.’

Sergei Parkhomenko: Wikipedia 26 September and 3 October 2022 Two recent posts on Facebook by Sergei Parkhomenko, journalist and civil society activist Source: Facebook 26 September 2022, Facebook Here is…

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Aleksandra Krylenkova: ‘You can kill, beat, torture, seize and imprison a person. But you can’t make a person fight.’ 

Sasha Krylenkova: Facebook Aleksandra (Sasha) Krylenkova is a human rights activist from St. Petersburg who has worked with Memorial and served as a member of the board of that organisation.…

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Sergei Davidis: Ukraine is carrying out a mission of liberation, defending freedom, human rights and international law

21 September 2022 Source: Facebook Putin and Shoigu, it seems, have outdone themselves in their lying. Literally every phrase of Putin's speech should be understood in reverse. The crimes, intentions…

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Sergei Lukashevsky: “Ultra-patriots” can expect ever increasing disappointment

15 September 2022 by Sergei Lukashevsky, acting director of the Sakharov Centre and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] After the Russian army’s…

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Sergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

12 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Yes, as before, it’s better to participate in the “elections” than not, and it’s worth heeding the recommendations of Smart Voting. Honor…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: In Russia, the court is no temple of justice and the public space is no place for discussion

30 August 2022 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] member, MKhG acting director Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook Today a Tverskoi court judge, a fairly young man of…

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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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