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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."
 
Liudmila Alekseeva

                                                                                            
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Weekly Update

  • Read our latest Weekly Update here. You can also receive this weekly mailing in your in-box by sending 'subscribe' to subscribe@rightsinrussia.info
  • Weekly Update No. 01 (274) 15 January 2018 Weekly Update No. 01 (274) 15 January 2018
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 04:33 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • The Dmitriev Affair - a Rights in Russia event to be held at Pushkin House on 19th December 2017 at 19:30 Photo by Simeon MaistermanEvent: The Dmitriev AffairWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TAWhen: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:17 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 180118 Police In Russia Harass Navalny Supporters, Seized Election Boycott LeafletsSupporters of Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny say their members have been harassed by police with some offices searched and ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2018, 11:54 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Oyub Titiev, head of Memorial's office in Chechnya, arrested On the morning of 9 January 2018 Oyub Titiev, head of the Chechnya office of the Moscow-based Memorial Human Rights Centre, was detained by police near Kurchaloi, a town ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 13:54 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Saratov Regional Organization For Diabetics charged under 'foreign agent' law Prosecutors have filed charges accusing the Saratov Regional Organization For Diabetics of failing to register as a "foreign agent" NGO, RFE/RL has reported, with court proceedings set to begin ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2018, 00:08 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Court orders disbandment of Interregional Labour Union of Automobile Workers On 10 January 2018, a St. Petersburg court disbanded the Interregional Labour Union of Automobile Workers over accusations it received funding from abroad, The Moscow Times, reported: "A St. Petersburg ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2018, 13:10 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Natalia Taubina: How do European Court judgments influence detention conditions in Russia? [EIN] 12 December 2017By Natalia Taubina, Director of the Public Verdict FoundationSource: EINBackgroundSince Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe and recognition of the jurisdiction of ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2017, 04:57 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Viktor Kogan-Yasny: On the Yeltsin-Putin Regime, Liberal Democracy, and Personalized Power 28 December 2017By Viktor Kogan-YasnyViktor Kogan-Yasny is chair of the NGO Right to Life and Civic Dignity and is a political adviser to the Yabloko party ...
    Posted 28 Dec 2017, 06:50 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Mikhail Kaluzhsky: Arseny Roginsky - Giving Russia its history back [OpenDemocracy] 20 December 2017By Mikhail KaluzhskySource: OpenDemocracy [in Russian]On 18 December, Arseny Roginsky, historian, dissident and one of the founders of Russia’s Memorial society, passed away. He ...
    Posted 24 Dec 2017, 14:26 by Rights in Russia
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Twitter Timeline


Photo for the Day

  • Prison Colony No. 31 in Komi celebrated its founding under Stalin with a plaque As The Moscow Times reports, in August this year prison colony No. 31 in Russia’s Komi Republic celebrated the anniversary of its foundation as a Stalinist Gulag in 1937 ...
    Posted 28 Oct 2016, 01:22 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 12 January 2018 North Caucasus /  Freedom of expression  /  Freedom of association /  Elections  /  Activists  /  Crimea Read more
    Posted 16 Jan 2018, 00:25 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • December 2016 Ildar Dadin  /  Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  North Caucasus  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 19 Mar 2017, 13:12 by Rights in Russia
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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

  • Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: December 2016 In December 2016 there were 27 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 29 Jan 2017, 12:52 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(International)‎ Comments

  • Halya Coynash: Russia is destroying 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea 10 January 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineThere are compelling grounds for fearing that Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ on the world-renowned Khan’s ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 09:53 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 38: Arson Attack on Memorial’s Office in Chechnya 19 January 2018OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday it sends out a mailing with the latest information on freedom ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Aleksandr Cherkasov on Arseny Roginsky: “The tracker himself does not leave a trail" 21 December 2017By Aleksandr Cherkasov, head of Memorial Human Rights Centre Source: HRO.orgThis article was written about Arseny Roginsky in the spring of 2016 to mark his ...
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Videos

  • Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia hold discussion of trial of historian Yury Dmitriev [full version] On 19 December 2017 Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia held a joint event to discuss the trial of Yury Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who has been locating and exhuming ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2017, 09:54 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 26 October 2002 - Nord-Ost Theatre Siege ends Russians Mark 15 Years Since Theater Siege, Botched RescueA few hundred people gathered [on 26 October] near a Moscow theater to commemorate victims of a deadly hostage crisis in ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2017, 12:21 by Rights in Russia
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