‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Vyacheslav Malakhov is a political prisoner

19 February 2024 Vyacheslav Malakhov, author of the ‘Pre-revolutionary Sovetchik’ blog, has been remanded in custody for a post on Telegram on charges of ‘“repeated" discrediting of the army.’ Source:…

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A plague on both these years. Ilya Shablinsky on the second anniversary of Russia’s fullscale war against Ukraine

24 February 2024 by Ilya Shablinsky Source: Spektr.press Today marks two years of this savage, senseless, absurd, fratricidal massacre — the bloodiest since 1945.  A war that in Russia they…

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Gregory Vinter, a human rights activist from Cherepovets, sentenced to three years in a penal colony for comments on the killings in Bucha

Photo: Memorial 18 January 2024 Source: Spektr.press The Cherepovets City Court has found human rights activist Gregory Marcus Severin Vinter (formerly Grigory Vinter) guilty of spreading “fake news” about the…

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Write to Russia: Andrei Kapatsyna – imprisoned for his religious beliefs and refusal to fight in Ukraine

Andrei Kapatsyna is an air traffic controller and evangelical Pentecostal Christian from Magadan who has been sentenced to serve two years and 10 months in a penal colony for refusing…

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‘Political Prisoners. Memorial’: Andrei Kapatsyna is a political prisoner

30 December 2023 Andrei Kapatsyna, an air traffic controller from Magadan, has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in a penal colony for refusing to take part in…

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Podcast Then & Now #14: Teresa Cherfas in conversation with Mamuka Kuparadze and Aleksandr Pichugin

9 January 2024 by Teresa Cherfas Welcome to the fourteenth of our Russian-language podcast Then & Now with me, Teresa Cherfas.  Aleksandr Pichugin & Mamuka Kuparadze My guests today are Mamuka Kuparadze, founder…

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Important Stories. The Russian Army in Ukraine is accused of destroying archives on Soviet and Nazi crimes [Spektr.press]

Soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht during a joint parade in Polish Brest on 22 September 1939. Source: WikiMedia Commons 4 December 2023 Russian soldiers are destroying or stealing…

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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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