Aleksandr Podrabinek: Rumors of the Advantages of Putin’s Death Are Somewhat Exaggerated

31 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV British intelligence is doubtless a more reliable source than “British scholars.” So it’s forgivable to cite them, although no intelligence service in…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: On Sanctions – and the Danger of Overdosing

30 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Any medicine becomes poison in excessive doses. This goes for politics as well as medicine. Western sanctions against Russia, despite being…

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“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Yulia Fedotova 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week on “25 Questions” is Yulia Fedotova, a lawyer who lives and works in Ekaterinburg. Yulia Fedotova has a PhD in law and has specialised…

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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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