A Word to the Boys. Ilya Shablinsky on what Putin’s next nomination as president will bring Russia [Spektr.press]

11 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press  He has finally confessed. He has given us his so-called news. He's up for re-election again. Most likely, Putin will try to…

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Hero of our Time of Troubles. Ilya Shablinsky on why Putin needed a “new ideology”

8 December 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press  Recently, Investigative Committee Chair Aleksandr Bastrykin declared—not for the first time—the necessity of formulating a state ideology for Russia and codifying it…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘We are drifting into the Stalinist era.’ Dissident Aleksandr Podrabinek on the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repression, and the hunger strike protest [Spektr.Press]

31 October 2023 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.Press On October 30, Russia is reviving a tradition that even 20 years back seemed like it belonged in textbooks on USSR history.…

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Crushing the defence: Ilya Shablinsky on how the jailing of Aleksei Navalny’s lawyers can be likened to the repressions under Stalin and the Third Reich

19 October 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: spektr.press  This is something we truly haven't witnessed since the early days of the Soviet Union. Three lawyers - who were defending a…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Peacemakers line up at the Kremlin Gates

29 May 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV How do we stop Russia’s war against Ukraine? This topic has become fashionable in international relations. Just who hasn’t signed up to…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: ‘One percent’ for the war in Ukraine. The Kremlin makes its repressive apparatus official

22 May 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV The Russian regime is making political and legislative efforts to construct a state system that is based on a unified ideology and,…

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Aleksandr Daniel: ‘Today’s opposition is much larger than in the Soviet era’ 

16 May 2023 an interview with Aleksandr Daniel - by Zoya SvetovaSource: Perm Centre for Historical Memory [original source: Novaya gazeta] Can we compare present-day dissidents with Soviet dissidents? What…

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This time, though, we are leaving something else—a piece from our (now seized) office with the Memorial logo.

Katyn: April 2023

11 May 2023 Source: Perm Centre for Historical Memory Every April we try to go to the Katyn memorial complex in Smolensk Oblast to remember the Polish prisoners of war…

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