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"[...] the striving for freedom never died out in Russia, and over the centuries
in each generation there have been people who devoted their lives to the struggle
for freedom, and sacrificed their lives for freedom's sake."
 
Ludmila Alekseeva
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News of the Day

  • 27 March 2015 Russian Police Probe Death Threat Against Ekho Moskvy Radio HostMoscow police are investigating alleged death threats received by a journalist for Ekho Moskvy radio, one of Russia's few ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 23:25 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 18 February 2014: Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko begins serving a three-year sentence in prison On 18 February 2014, environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko began serving a three-year prison term in a penal colony. In June 2012 he had been sentenced to a suspended sentence of ...
    Posted 18 Feb 2015, 05:20 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Lev Ponomarev Lev Ponomarev, one of Russia's leading human rights defenders, is the executive director of the NGO For Human Rights, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and a founder ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2015, 15:01 by Rights in Russia
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What We Say

  • "Boris, you were right!" We salute Boris Nemtsov, a courageous democratic politician 1 March 2015Photo: WikipediaWe honour Boris Nemtsov (1959 – 2015), a courageous democratic politician, murdered late at night in central Moscow on 27 February 2015. He was gunned down ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 23:41 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (Russia) Comments

  • Sergei Lukashevsky: 'Russia has descended into patriotic hysteria' (Deutsche Welle) 6 March 2015 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Interview by Nikita Djolkver for Deutsche WelleA memorial service for Boris Nemtsov, who was shot in central Moscow, was held on the ...
    Posted 15 Mar 2015, 15:06 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Jens Siegert: NGOs and the Kremlin – fresh plans to tighten up the NGO law 31 July 2014Source: Boell Foundation Russia BlogIt would appear that the repressive tactics employed by the Russian state against NGOs with links abroad have been ramped up a ...
    Posted 4 Sep 2014, 12:55 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Russia on My Mind: No Other Occupation Needed (on Boris Nemtsov) Not being a poet, Boris, I cannot Put in to words what I felt when I first heard the news [Read more]
    Posted 9 Mar 2015, 01:59 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • Rights in Russia interviews Arseny Roginsky: "The authorities still do not understand what freedom of association means" 26 April 2013Arseny Roginsky is chair of the board of the International Memorial SocietyRights in Russia: What is the International Memorial Society today? Arseny Roginsky: Today Memorial is ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2013, 03:28 by Rights in Russia
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Weekly Update

  • Weekly Update No. 10 (9 March) 2015 Weekly Update No. 10 (9 March) 2015
    Posted 9 Mar 2015, 02:43 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 6 March 2015 Read more
    Posted 15 Mar 2015, 12:48 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • February 2015 Political opposition / Human rights defenders  / Right of association  / Freedom of expression  / Right of assembly  / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 18 Mar 2015, 12:02 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: February 2015 In February 2015 there were 11 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 22 Mar 2015, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Oleg Orlov: "The murder of Nemtsov: the trail leads to Grozny" (Ekho Moskvy) 9 March 2015By Oleg Orlov, a member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: Ekho Moskvy Natasha Estemirova was murdered on 15 July, 2009.  Boris Nemtsov has recently been ...
    Posted 15 Mar 2015, 14:25 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • The 1969 Crimean Tatar demonstration on Mayakovsky Square A Chronicle of Current Events (No 8) 30 June 1969 On 6 June 1969, the second day of the World Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties [in Moscow], the Crimean ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 11:46 by Rights in Russia
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Noticeboard

  • LSE event: Defending Human Rights in Russia Date of original post: 16 December 2014Source: LSEWhen: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6.30-8pmWhere: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSESpeakers: Sergei A. Golubok, Dmitri ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2015, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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