‘Silence is now unacceptable.’ Leonid Nikitinsky on why the statement from former members of the Presidential Council of Human Rights on the liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group is so important

26 January 2023 Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya Gazeta, candidate in legal sciences, Moscow Helsinki Prize laureate Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Свободное пространство] For those in the know, the…

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Eva Merkacheva: A court has abolished the Moscow Helsinki Group – the trial will go down in history

25 January 2023 by Eva Merkacheva, journalist, rights activist, recipient of a Moscow Helsinki Group prize  Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: МК] On Wednesday [25 January] in a case brought…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Kremlin ‘Gifts’ to Cuba

29 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV According to reports from Cuba’s independent Diario de Cuba, there are plans to create a Centre for Economic Transformations in Havana, with…

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The Wolves, the sheep, and the watchmen: Aleksandr Podrabinek on the harm of compromises

25 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Who is going to blame a wolf for being a predator? That’s his nature: to chase down the weak, drag lambs…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Rejoinder to Boris Akunin [from 23 January 2013]

23 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook Exactly 10 years ago, I published an article in Ezhednevnyi Zhurnal, and now I’ve reread it with a certain grim satisfaction. And…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Last Hut in Line

21 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV  There are no signs of war on Moscow’s streets whatsoever. Windows are not papered over in anticipation of bombings, the wail of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Governmental Neurosis or the Power of Superstition

9 January 2023 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook On December 29th, when all good people were preparing to greet the New Year, the Russian government approved a bill equating maps…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: On draft legislation denouncing a number of European conventions

19 January 2023 The president has proposed that the Duma denounce several European conventions. To what end—no one understands. Except maybe on principle. by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya gazeta…

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Leonid Nikitinsky on reactions to the treatment of Aleksei Navalny: Conscience is an intimate matter. Honour is always in view.

17 January 2023 The open letter from lawyers in Navalny’s defence is not addressed to the president—it is a call to their guild colleagues by Leonid Nikitinsky, columnist for Novaya…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Aleksei Navalny’s Mortal Opposition

14 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV It’s a kind of competition. Aleksei Navalny is trying to survive and the Kremlin is trying to kill him. An unsporting competition,…

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