Putin and nothingness. Ilya Shablinsky on the Russian president’s meeting with young people [Spektr.press]

9 March 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press On 6 March, the Russian dictator took part in the conclusion to a rather strange event called “World Youth Festival.” Perhaps some…

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A storm of drivel. Ilya Shablinsky – on how Putin killed a man and addressed the Federal Assembly [Spektr.press]

1 March 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press As expected, Putin's latest address to the Federal Assembly was about the war and how wonderful it will be to live with…

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“If you’re afraid of criminal charges, you can’t live in Russia.” Oleg Roldugin, editor-in-chief of Sobesednik, on how the issue with Navalny was seized  and why the last independent publication in Russia has still not been shut down [Spektr.press]

The latest issue of Sobesednik came out with a photo of Aleksei Navalny, after which its print run was confiscated. Photo: Vk.com 4 March 2024 by Andrei Presnyakov  Source: Spektr.press…

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They’re Worried. Ilya Shablinsky on how the Nadezhdin situation is similar to the elections in Belarus

19 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press While Putin was suggesting to an American journalist that he go back mentally thirty-forty-a hundred-a thousand years, let’s just try to remember…

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Memorial recognized Aleksei Onoshkin as a political prisoner.

“The choice between psych hospital and prison is highly questionable.” Political prisoner Aleksei Onoshkin on his confinement in a psychiatric hospital

Aleksei Onoshkin. Photo: Memorial 13 January 2024 by Andrei Presnyakov Source: Spektr.press Political activist Aleksei Onoshkin has been held at Clinical Psychiatric Hospital No. 1 in Nizhny Novgorod since early…

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Standstill or stalemate. Ilya Shablinsky on an article by and interview with Valery Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

8 November 2023 By Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.Press British magazine The Economist published an article by Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, and interviewed him a short while…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Worse than the Black Colonels and Saddam Hussein. The criminal law of the Russian regime

20 February 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky, doctor of legal sciences, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Спектр] There is cheering news for all Russian speakers:…

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Ilya Shablinsky: On the important events of the past week

13 February 2022 by Ilya Shablinsky, doctor of legal sciences, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Спектр] The European Union embargo on supplies of oil…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: The state is using legal instruments against us that were intended to help civil society and human rights organizations function, not shut them down

8 February 2023 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, member and acting director of the MHG [Moscow Helsinki Group] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Spektr] The Russian government has blocked the website of the…

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Ilya Shablinsky: Do I believe that my country will at some point have to return – in suffering and shame – to this international order? Of course, I do.

2 February 2023 by Ilya Shablinsky, doctor of jurisprudence and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Spektr] Today’s Russian Federation, Putin's government, is withdrawing…

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