Leonid Nikitinsky: The machine of totalitarianism only looks indestructible [Novaya gazeta]

13 May 2024 by Leonid Nikitinsky Analysis of the recently adopted law depriving ‘foreign agents’ of the right to stand in elections from the point of view of the 'machine…

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Let them stay in jail. Leonid Nikitinsky: Chanysheva, Orlov, Kagarlitsky – on what the practice of reviewing sentences in political cases with a view to harsher punishment means

4 March 2024 By Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta On 4 March, three days after Aleksei Navalny’s funeral, based on a complaint from the Bashkortostan Prosecutor’s Office at what they…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: The decree on runaway serfs. On the new law on confiscation of property from Russians the Duma deems insufficiently patriotic

31 January 2024 by Leonid Niktinsky Source: Novaya gazeta "The law on Scoundrels" — that's what State Duma deputies called the bill in parliamentary debates, a bill just passed in…

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Ilya Shablinsky – on how property is to be confiscated from Russian ‘enemies of the people’

26 January 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Yet another step taking us back to Stalinist standards of punishment has been taken. The property of citizens convicted of anti-war comments…

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Leonid Niktinsky: Chuichenko and the gay community – on the tragic and comical nature of the suit filed by the Ministry of Justice with the Supreme Court

18 November 2023 by Leonid Nikitinsky Source: Novaya gazeta The initiative of the Ministry of Justice, which filed an administrative suit with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to…

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The Unpunished. Aleksandr Podrabinek on a justice system of thugs

17 November 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda St Petersburg judge Oksana Demyasheva sentenced artist Sasha Skochilenko to seven years behind bars for anti-war writing on supermarket price tags. …

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