Aleksandr Podrabinek: Political Prisoner’s Day and Russia’s Night

30 October 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV  When in 1991 the new Russian regime, like an inspired marauder, stole the Day of the Political Prisoner and turned it into…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the making of bad laws: ‘The ineradicable USSR’

19 July 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda This month in one week, in three republics that were once part of the USSR, three people were convicted for expression…

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Ilya Shablinsky: We would do well to remember every bloody milestone in our history. We know how easily human life can be devalued.

3 June 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Novocherkassk, 1962. We remember. Yesterday, 2 June 2022, marked 60 years to the day…

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Alexander Etkind: Defederating Russia

15 April 2022 by Alexander Etkind. Originally from St. Petersburg, Alexander Etkind is a professor of history and chair of Russia-Europe relations at the European University Institute and a fellow of…

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