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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

  • 24 October 2014 Russian Intellectuals Ask State-Run TV to Admit Falsehoods in Ukraine ReportsOn 20 October a congress of Russian intellectuals [Congress of Intelligentsia Against War, Self-Isolation of Russia, and ...
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Remember the Date

  • 23 - 26 October: Dubrovka Theatre seige On 23rd October 2002 a group of Chechen militants led by Movsar Barayev seized the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow, taking hostage 912 members of the audience and actors of the ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Aleksandr Cherkasov on Memorial: "We help people realize that Russia’s past and present are very much connected" “We help people realize that Russia’s past and present are very much connected—that most probably explains why attacks on Memorial in the past few years grew so frequent ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2014 06:50 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

  • Ludmila Alekseeva on the meeting of the Human Rights Council with the President of Russia (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal) 14 October 2014By Ludmila Alekseeva, human rights defender and chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group Originally published by ‘Pryamaya rech,’ Ezhednevnyi zhurnal, 14 October 2014 ...
    Posted 19 Oct 2014 09:13 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. 37 (20 October) 2014 Weekly Update No. 37 (20 October) 2014
    Posted 19 Oct 2014 10:06 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 26 September 2014 Freedom of expression Andrei Makarevich  /  New Internet bill LGBT rights 'Propaganda' law upheld Freedom of movement Activists Court decisions – politically motivated? Aleksei Navalny   /  Vladimir Yevtushenkov Ukraine Anti-war protest North ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2014 04:51 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

  • Viktor Shenderovich: Macaroni (Echo of Moscow) 18 October 2014By Victor Shenderovich Source: Echo of MoscowShamil Tarpishchev has been suspended from work at the WTA for a year and fined $25,000 for making a ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2014 13:56 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 ...
    Posted 20 Sep 2014 03:29 by Rights in Russia
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