Mediazona: More than 5,000 police charges for “discreditation” of the army have gone to Russian courts

9 November 2022 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: MediaZona] Since early March 2002, 5,003 administrative cases on “discreditation” of the army (Article 20.3.3 of the Russian Code of Administration…

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Andrei Arkhangelsky on historical parallels and a possible future prosecution of Russia’s political leaders and propagandists

5 November 2022 by Andrei Arkhangelsky, journalist and culture specialist  Source: Radio Svoboda In the Hague, at the request of Ukraine and with the participation of international jurists, a special…

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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: A Civilizational Fracture

19 October 2022 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny Source: Relga A civilizational fracture is shaping up between various kinds of state-bureaucratic “fundamentalism” that we might characterize as the Z-state vs. the Euro-state.…

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Nikolai Svanidze: There are many Russian citizens for whom the current war does not induce spiritual uplift, but abhorrence…And so long as the Constitution is not suspended, they have a right to be heard

October 2022 Nikolai Svanidze, member of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Esteemed colleagues, Seeing as, unfortunately,…

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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 Cherkasov: No one could have imagined ‘37 coming in the guise of ‘41

20 October 2022 Aleksandr Cherkasov, human rights activist, laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] For a long time and at great length,…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The propaganda of hatred. How the Kremlin pushes the myth of Russian society’s solidarity

22 October 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV The attacks by Russian armed forces on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure signal a transition to a new phase in the war—preagonal, more than…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek on the future of protest: Winning without violence 

22 October 2022 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda More and more people in Russian society, are asking themselves the sacred question: “What is to be done?” What is to…

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Leonid Nikitinsky: Kant and his accomplices. A story about two lawyers from Kaliningrad Oblast and their clients who have no wish to be silent and pretend

18 October 2022 Leonid Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta correspondent,  doctor of jurisprudence, and laureate of the MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] human rights prize Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Free Space]…

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Karinna Moskalenko: “We can’t return to the Council of Europe. Sooner or later, we’ll have to join all over again.”

18 October 2022 Interview with lawyer and Moscow Helsinki Group member Karinna Moskalenko, who talks about how we can live now without the European Court of Human Rights and what…

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