Lev Ponomarev: We’re going to have to go out and protest, or else the people with guns will win

21 June 2022 Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lev Ponomarev discusses the importance of human rights activism in wartime in an interview with Yan Shenkman Source: Moscow Helsinki Group…

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Lev Ponomarev: Putin will be gone and the country will be left in a poor state

20 May 2022 Lev Ponomarev in conversation with Aleksei Voloshin Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Спектр.Пресс] In the closing days of April, one of the founders of Memorial and the…

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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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On the prosecution of Aleksandr Shestun: Alarming sensations of impending darkness

Aleksandr Shestun. Source: Wikipedia Creative Commons 27 April 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Obshchaya Gazeta] On 28 April, at 10:30, Moscow Region’s Domodedovo Court will begin hearing the criminal…

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“Russia needs peace. Putin must go!” – a public statement by Russian civil society figures

1 April 2022 This statement, circulated by the Congress of the Intelligentsia, as of 1 April 2022 had been signed by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, Viktor Shenderovich, writer, Liya…

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Podcast Simon & Sergei: Rights in Russia week-ending 3 April 2020 with Lev Ponomarev

This week Simon Cosgrove and Sergei Nikitin talk with Lev Ponomarev (pictured left), long-time head of For Human Rights, one of Russia's leading human rights NGOs. This podcast is in the Russian…

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