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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

  • 3 July 2015 Russian Lawmakers Consider Letting Cops Shoot at Women, CrowdsFederal lawmakers are considering amending a law that prohibits police officers from firing into crowds or at women, newspaper Kommersant reported ...
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 26 June - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. On 26 June 1987 the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 07:13 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Mikhail Anshakov: "Mr Putin is badly informed, since OZPP does not have the official status of a foreign agent and does not receive funding from abroad" "Many people today have asked me to comment on the statement by citizen Putin V.V., doubling as President of the RF, made at a meeting of the so-called ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2015, 00:18 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Mikhail Anshakov Mikhail Anshakov is director of the Society for the Protection of Consumers' Rights, also known as Public Control. On 22 June 2015 Russian authorities blocked the website of Public Control ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2015, 03:25 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

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: On the Situation of Civil Society in Russia (VOA) 26 May 2015 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Liudmila Mikhailovna Alexeeva, responds to questions posed by Voice of America Russian Service correspondent Viktor Vasilev. Viktor ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2015, 05:55 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Robert van Voren: Is Putin poisoning his opponents? 1 June 2015By Robert van VorenRobert van Voren is Chief Executive of Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP and professor of political science at Vytautas Magnus University in ...
    Posted 1 Jun 2015, 05:07 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. 26 (29 June) 2015 Weekly Update No. 26 (29 June) 2015 
    Posted 29 Jun 2015, 03:18 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 26 June 2015 Magnitsky case  / Yukos affair  /  Moscow /  Aleksei Navalny  /  Crimea Read more
    Posted 28 Jun 2015, 10:27 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • April 2015 Environmental activists  / Right of assembly  / Right of association  / Freedom of expression  / Ukraine  / Chechnya Read more
    Posted 30 May 2015, 01:04 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: April 2015 In April 2015 there were 13 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 31 May 2015, 13:23 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Council of Federation joins fight against undesirable organizations (Vedomosti) 24 June 2015First in the senators’ ‘patriotic stop-list’ are US foundations Source: Vedomosti By Siuzanna Farizova and Olga ChurakovaForeign non-governmental organizations that threaten the security of ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2015, 14:35 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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