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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

  • 19 September 2014 BBC Calls on Russian Authorities to Investigate Attack on Journalists in AstrakhanThe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has called on Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate an attack on its staff ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2014 01:18 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 15 July: Fifth anniversary of the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova On 15 July 2009 human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, a staff member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre's Grozny office, was abducted and killed. Five years on, her killers ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2014 00:50 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • John Dalhuisen: “The Russian authorities’ determination to decimate independent civil society organizations remains steadfast” “The Russian authorities’ determination to decimate independent civil society organizations remains steadfast. This blow has been a long-time coming – but it still hits hard. The five NGOs now being ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2014 01:31 by Rights in Russia
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What We Say

  • A Challenge To Us All 29 October 2012A new situation has developed in the Russian Federation. The reaction by the Russian authorities to the peaceful demonstrations for free and fair elections that took place ...
    Posted 29 Oct 2012 07:57 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (Russia) Comments

  • Georgy Satarov: ‘The Worse Things Get, The Worse Things Will Be’ (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal) 16 September 2014By Georgy Satarov Source: Ezhednevnyi zhurnal"The borders of folly and wisdom are marked so indistinctly that one can hardly walk long in the one region without ...
    Posted 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

  • Damir Gainutdinov: RuNet: the ‘Shit List’ (Open Democracy Russia) 21 May 2014By Damir GainutdinovSource: Open Democracy RussiaIn ten years, the number of active Russian internet users has leapt from 3% to 48% of the population, and ...
    Posted 23 May 2014 01:48 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. 32 (15 September) 2014 Weekly Update No. 32 (15 September) 2014
    Posted 14 Sep 2014 13:17 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 12 September 2014 Right of association Golos  /  Soldiers’ Mothers  /  Memorial HRC  Right of assembly Bryansk Aleksei Navalny Appeal case lost Crimea Council of Europe  /  Blogger detained Freedom of expression  Journalist detained Espionage charges ...
    Posted 14 Sep 2014 12:37 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • July 2014 Freedom of expression / Right of assemblyRight of associationAleksei NavalnyRights defenders, civil society activistsNorth CaucasusUkraine International justice Read more
    Posted 12 Sep 2014 08:18 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: July 2014 In July 2014 there were 18 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 14 Sep 2014 08:55 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Ludmila Alekseeva: “God give you strength to hold out. Please forgive us” (Obozrevatel [Ukraine]) 5 September 2014 Source: Obozrevatel (Ukraine) Ludmila Alekseeva: "Dozens of Russians have been following their hearts and taking part in pickets against the war, without being directed or asked to ...
    Posted 14 Sep 2014 08:24 by Rights in Russia
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International Comment

  • Amnesty International: Ukraine - Journalists at risk of abduction in Crimea 11 March 2014Source: Amnesty InternationalAt least five people went missing after being held by armed men at a military check point in Armyansk, Ukraine, 3km into the Crimean ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2014 21:52 by Rights in Russia
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Noticeboard

  • Stop the war against Ukraine! For peace and human rights in Europe! 15 September 2014Call to protest on 20 September 2014 at 11.30 a.m. in front of the Russian Embassy Unter den Linden 63 – 65, 10117 Berlin [1] For ...
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