Fergus Wright: Partial mobilisation in Russia is a reminder that Anti-War efforts are more necessary than ever 

26 September 2022 by Fergus Wright On the 21st of September, President Putin announced in a televised address that 300,000 reservists in Russia would be called upon to serve with…

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Aleksandr Podrabinek: Extraordinary measures in civil life. What can Russian citizens expect in the near future?

21 September 2022 by Aleksandr Podrabinek  Source: Vot-Tak.TV If we don’t shut our eyes to reality and aren’t captivated by futile hopes, then the prognosis is quite nasty. Today’s mobilization…

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Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial: Statement on the so-called ‘referendums’

21 September 2022 Statement by Sergei Davidis and Oleg Orlov, co-chairs of Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial Source: Human Rights Defence Centre Memorial On 20 September 2022, the puppet ‘councils’…

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Sergei Lukashevsky: “Ultra-patriots” can expect ever increasing disappointment

15 September 2022 by Sergei Lukashevsky, acting director of the Sakharov Centre and a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook] After the Russian army’s…

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Leonid Gozman: If they release me after 15 days, I would prefer leaving the country to death

9 September 2022 Leonid Gozman in conversation with Vera Chelishcheva Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source:  Novaya Gazeta] A difficult conversation through prison bars with Leonid Gozman—about his first experience…

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Sergei Davidis: A real choice is made from available and achievable options

12 September 2022 by Sergei Davidis Source: Facebook Yes, as before, it’s better to participate in the “elections” than not, and it’s worth heeding the recommendations of Smart Voting. Honor…

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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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Statement by Oleg Orlov and Sergei Davidis on the missile strikes against Ukrainian power plants

On 11 September 2022, Russian missiles struck a number of large thermal power plants in various regions of Ukraine. One of the Kremlin's leading propagandists, Dmitry Kiselev, speaking on the…

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Svetlana Astrakhantseva: In Russia, the court is no temple of justice and the public space is no place for discussion

30 August 2022 Svetlana Astrakhantseva, MKhG [Moscow Helsinki Group] member, MKhG acting director Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook Today a Tverskoi court judge, a fairly young man of…

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Pavel Chikov: Human rights organizations do not have a common approach about where to draw the moral line beyond which people should not be helped

22 August 2022 Pavel Chikov in an interview with Margarita Alekhina Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Advokatskaya Ulitsa] Because of the ‘special operation,’ Russian human rights activists are faced…

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