Ilya Shablinsky: “Our law enforcement structures […] no longer feel bound by any restrictions, or even the Constitution.” [Nezavisimaya gazeta]

12 May 2022 by Ekaterina Trifonova, 'Stamped “official use only,” Constitution and laws change: The Russian citizen has been transformed from a subject of the law to an object of…

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An interview with Lev Ponomarev: ‘The skin we have that stops us becoming beasts is too thin’ [Cherta]

12 May 2022 Lev Ponomarev in conversation with Irina Snegovskaya. An extract from 'У людей слишком тонкая кожа, спасающая человека от зверя,' Cherta, 12 May 2022. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Andrei Babushkin, human rights defender and laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group award, has died

Photo: Yabloko party 14 May 2022  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Andrei Babushkin was born in 1964 in Moscow region. He graduated from the faculty of philosophy of Moscow State University.…

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Olga Romanova: Fishman on the country and Nemtsov

Olga Romanova 3 May 2022 Olga Romanova reviews Mikhail Fishman's new book: Преемник. История Бориса Немцова и страны, в которой он не стал президентом [The Successor. The history of Boris…

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Oleg Orlov: “I was merely stating a terrible truth: in our country, fascism has triumphed”

12 May 2022 On 29 April 2022, Oleg Orlov and Irina Galkova were detained in Red Square while staging an anti-war picket. Oleg is a former employee of the now-liquidated…

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Oleg Orlov: “We’re here to stay.” How activists, journalists and human rights defenders continue their work in Russia

4 May 2022 by Oleg Orlov, human rights defender and member of the board of the Memorial Centre An extract from 'Понаоставались тут. Как активисты, журналисты и правозащитники продолжают свою…

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Sergei Davidis: Ten years on from Bolotnaya

7 May 2022 By Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Lots of people go back over the past, trying to reach a view on one thing or another with the benefit of…

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