Mikhail Fedotov: “If the State Duma can pass any law it likes, let it abolish the universal law of gravity.”

19 April 2022 Mikhail Fedotov in conversation with Petr Godlevsky Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Rosbalt]  Mikhail Fedotov is secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia, former Minister…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: No children’s camp. How children end up as raw material for totalitarianism [The Insider]

16 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: The Insider The stern Russian state takes a harsh and distrustful view of children. In the minds of the authorities, children can become…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: National Guilt and Personal Responsibility

8 April 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek This English translation was first published by Desk Russie and is republished here by kind permission. You can find out more about Desk Russie here. The…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: War is one thing … or How Ukraine itself is financing the Russian invasion

21 March 2022  by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV Without question, the war against Ukraine will remain one of the most shameful pages in Russian history. The unprovoked attack on that…

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Grigory Melkonyants: On a bill on elections in wartime

10 March 2022 by Grigory Melkonyants Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] In December 2021, the State Duma passed a bill on the regulation of remote electronic voting. My…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: The West and the responsibility of all Russians for Russia’s sins

16 March 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny, writer, political and civil society activist and commentator, advisor to the chair of the Yabloko party In Soviet times, the collective West proceeded from…

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Lev Shlosberg: ‘Never before in our life have there been such accursed days.’

9 March 2022 by Lev Shlosberg Source: Facebook Hello, friends. Once again we are living in another country. Our old life is gone and will never again be. In the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Moscow against the backdrop of war. Observations from someone living in the capital

15 March 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV Moscow life has changed noticeably in the past few weeks. It started back on 24 February, the day the war with Ukraine…

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