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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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Events

  • Valentina Cherevatenko speaks in London [19:30, Pushkin House, 9 March 2017] Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and RAW in WAR proudly invite you to meet a remarkable human rights veteran – Thursday, 9 March, 7.30 pmOn 11 March, at the ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2017, 03:40 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 21 February 2017 Aeroflot Accused Of Sidelining 'Old, Fat, Ugly' Flight AttendantsOnce the butt of jokes about its atrocious safety record and awful service, Russian state-owned airline Aeroflot is now widely ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Jack Margolin: "Platforms like Twitter appear to be walking a fine line" "In the spring of 2015, Roskomnadzor delivered explicit threats to Facebook, Google and Twitter, instructing them to comply with the agency’s removal requests targeting “extremist content,” or risk being ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Roman Sushchenko On 14 February 2017 Moscow City Court upheld a ruling by Moscow's Lefortovsky district court to extend the pre-trial detention of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko until 30 April ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 06:14 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Migration and Law Network On 12 February 2017 the Migration and Law Network of Memorial Human Rights Centre reported that a court in Leningrad region had dismissed the case against Choi Myung-bok, a ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 04:51 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Investigation into March 2016 attack on journalists and human rights defenders in Chechnya suspended On 15 February 2017 Investigative Committee suspended its investigation into the March 2016 attack on a group of journalists and human rights activists in Chechnya, The Moscow Times reported. The ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 05:18 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Damir Gainutdinov: A sentence for a repost. How RuNet users end up behind bars [Intersection] 20 February 2017 By Damir Gainutdinov, Legal analyst at the Agora International Human Rights GroupSource: IntersectionPhoto: Intersection"And we seem to be fighting it but the results are ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2017, 11:15 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Ildar Dadin's phone conversation with his wife, Anastasia Zotova [X Soviet] 8 January 2016Source: X Soviet [original Russia: Territoriya pytok]Translated by Sarah HurstAfter complaining about torture in the Segezha IK-7 prison in Karelia, Ildar Dadin, an opposition ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 09:45 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • An interview with Sergei Nikitin: ‘Young people in the Soviet Union instinctively knew the Beatles embodied the idea of freedom’ 31 December 2016Early in December, Rights in Russia spoke with Sergei Nikitin, who has headed the Moscow office of Amnesty International since 2003. Sergei has been coordinating Amnesty’s ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2016, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Alena Popova: Putin signs law decriminalising domestic beatings [Ekho Moskvy] 7 February 2017 Source : Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Ekho Moskvy] By Alena Popova, activist Photo: Moscow Helsinki GroupPutin has signed a law decriminalising domestic beatings. Well, now a ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 06:42 by Rights in Russia
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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 17 February 2017 Right of assembly  / Activists  /  Social and economic rights / Deportations; Extradition  / North Caucasus  / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 07:27 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • November 2016 Ildar Dadin / Right of association / Freedom of expression / Right of assembly / Other court cases / North Caucasus / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 8 Jan 2017, 23:58 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

  • Andreas Umland: 'The price of appeasing Russian adventurism' [Kiyv Post] 16 January 2017By Andreas Umland, senior research fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv and general editor of the book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2017, 09:18 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Asmik Novikova [Public Verdict Foundation]: "Torture—This is not about the Middle Ages, this is what’s happening to people who walk alongside us in the street" [7X7] 6 February 2017This is an extract from an interview by Elena Soloveva with Asmik Novikova, research director at Public Verdict FoundationSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Internet journal ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 12:07 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Lawyer Karinna Moskalenko on the case of blogger Aleksandr Lapshin [30 Jan] 30 January 2017 Source: HRO.org Prominent Russian lawyer Karinna Moskalenko has called on Russian officials to prevent the extradition of blogger Aleksandr Lapshin to Azerbaijan, Radio Svoboda reports. In ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2017, 07:12 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 5 February 2000 - the massacre at Aldy in Chechnya On 5 February 2000, Russian soldiers summarily executed dozens of civilians in the Chechen village of Aldy. Survivors of the massacre have no hope of finding justice, with the authorities ...
    Posted 13 Feb 2017, 10:02 by Rights in Russia
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