Sergei Davidis: In the present war, we are not talking about defending Russia

10 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Like many people in recent days, I am thrilled and delighted over the “miracle on the Oskol.” A miracle wrought, actually, by…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Gorbachev as a Litmus Test for Russian Liberalism

3 September 2022  by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV Mikhail Gorbachev’s death can be looked on as a chemically pure experiment for determining the current state of mind among Russian liberals.…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Seven of Putin’s Friends. On the Dictatorship’s Abettors

29 August 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Putin has quite a few friends both in Russia and around the world. They include friends who are aware, who understand…

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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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Lev Ponomarev: Most people are still asleep, but they will have to wake up [Republic]

23 June 2022 Dmitry Kolezev interviews Lev Ponomarev for Republic [an extract] Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Republic] Human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, designated in Russia as a foreign agent…

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Rights in Russia interview – with Robert van Voren on Andrei Sakharov, human rights & Russia’s war against Ukraine

Mary Page talks with Robert van Voren, chief executive of Human Rights in Mental Health - Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP) and a Sovietologist by education. He is currently…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Rumors of the Advantages of Putin’s Death Are Somewhat Exaggerated

31 May 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV British intelligence is doubtless a more reliable source than “British scholars.” So it’s forgivable to cite them, although no intelligence service in…

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Olga Romanova: Fishman on the country and Nemtsov

Olga Romanova 3 May 2022 Olga Romanova reviews Mikhail Fishman's new book: Преемник. История Бориса Немцова и страны, в которой он не стал президентом [The Successor. The history of Boris…

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