Reactions to Moscow City Court Judge Mikhail Kazakov’s decision to dissolve the Moscow Helsinki Group

1 Febuary 2023 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: The Moscow city court’s decision to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group, the oldest and…

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Mikhail Savva: On Rashism, or what doesn’t officially exist – Russian state ideology

30 January 2023 by Mikhail Savva, doctor of political sciences, professor, member of the expert council of the Center for Civil Liberties / Центр Громадянських Свобод  Source: Website of Mikhail…

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The Wolves, the sheep, and the watchmen: Aleksandr Podrabinek on the harm of compromises

25 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Radio Svoboda Who is going to blame a wolf for being a predator? That’s his nature: to chase down the weak, drag lambs…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: The Last Hut in Line

21 January 2023 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV  There are no signs of war on Moscow’s streets whatsoever. Windows are not papered over in anticipation of bombings, the wail of…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Governmental Neurosis or the Power of Superstition

9 January 2023 By Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Facebook On December 29th, when all good people were preparing to greet the New Year, the Russian government approved a bill equating maps…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Askhabali Alibekov is a political prisoner

2 November 2022 Askhabali Alibekov, a blogger remanded in custody on charges of repeatedly ‘discrediting’ the Russian army, could face three years’ imprisonment if convicted Source: Telegram The human rights…

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Martin Dewhirst reviews ‘Killer in the Kremlin’ by John Sweeney

1 January 2023 by Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews John Sweeney, Killer in the Kremlin: The Explosive Account of Putin’s Reign of Terror, Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, London, 2022, viii +…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Let the UN die a quiet death

27 December 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek Source: Vot-Tak.TV On 26 December, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the illegitimacy of the Russian Federation being on the UN Security…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: Fundamental human rights exist now only in the Constitution, to which law enforcement pays no attention.

20 December 2022 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, Moscow Helsinki Group CEO, in conversation with Svetlana Reiter. Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Meduza] Russia’s Ministry of Justice has initiated liquidation proceedings against the…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Decline into Stalinism

19 December 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV  In his column for Vot-Tak, Russian journalist and human rights activist Aleksandr Podrabinek discusses the breakdown of the judicial system in the…

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