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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

  • 5 February 2016 Russia Signs Deal to Hand Over North Korean RefugeesRussia has signed an agreement with North Korea regarding the deportation of “illegal” immigrants, State Duma opposition deputy Dmitry Gudkov, said ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2016, 01:38 by Rights in Russia
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Our Latest Weekly Update

  • Weekly Update No. 6, 8 February 2016 (195) Weekly Update No. 6, 8 February 2016 (195) 
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Quote for the Day

  • Liudmila Alekseeva: 'I believed my fellow citizens had gotten rid of their imperial syndrome. It turns out that they haven’t' 'It was a big, unpleasant surprise to me that a large portion of our population supported the invasion of Crimea. I was dismayed to find that more than 80% of ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 5 February 2000 - Massacre at Novye Aldi, Chechnya On 5 February 2000 Russian forces summarily executed at least 60 people, according to researchers, in a mass killing in the Grozny suburb of Novye Aldi in the course of ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2016, 04:21 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Week by Week

  • Week-ending 5 February 2016 Ramzan Kadyrov / Freedom of expression  /  The Courts  /  Activists  /  LGBTI rights  /  Refugees  /  UkraineRead more
    Posted 6 Feb 2016, 11:15 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia: Month by Month

  • December 2015 Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Freedom of expression  /  Legislation  / North Caucasus  /  Military Read more
    Posted 15 Jan 2016, 08:33 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 2015 In December 2015 there were 9 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia. (Read more)
    Posted 17 Jan 2016, 10:49 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Petr Pavlensky On 2 February 2016, Moscow City Court ruled that performance artist Petr Pavlensky, accused of setting fire to the main entrance of the FSB’s headquarters on 9 November 2015 ...
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Team 29 On 4 February 2016, Russia's Supreme Court reduced the sentence handed down to a Gennady Kravtsov, convicted of high treason, from 14 years to six years in a maximum ...
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Nadiya Savchenko On 2 February 2016, at her on-going trial, Nadya Savchenko said she recognized the driver of the car in which she was taken to Russia as Kremlin-connected Pavel ...
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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: An Empire Cannot be a Democratic State 27 January 2016Hromadske.tv talks with the Russian human rights activist and chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Liudmila AlekseevaSource: hromadske.tv- Liudmila Mikhailovna, you are Crimean, from ...
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Andreas Umland: The Flaws of the Putinversteher’s Russian Hermeneutics (extract) 17 January 2016By Andreas UmlandBelow is an extract from: Andreas Umland, 'The Flaws of the Putinversteher’s Russian Hermeneutics. How the escapist axioms of Western apologies of Kremlin ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2016, 22:53 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • John Crowfoot: Prisoners Beaten for Complaining (via Rights Defenders of the Urals) "Society must insist on enlightenment - because anything may happen under cover of darkness" - Alexander Sokurov, Russian film director PRISONERS BEATEN FOR COMPLAINING Prison visitors find a penal colony in Sverdlovsk ...
    Posted 11 Jan 2016, 06:49 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • Andrei Yurov: “Civil society activists can’t be hypocrites, they must be objective” - an interview with Eva Cukier 4 December 2015 An interview with Andrei Yurov by Eva CukierOriginally published in Security and Human Rights [Netherlands Helsinki Committee]. Reprinted by kind permissionThe Russian Human Rights defender ...
    Posted 9 Dec 2015, 23:54 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • "We are all in the gun sights" (Ekho Moskvy) 3 February 2016Source: Ekho Moskvy website"We consider it necessary to express our public support for Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr and the Party of People’s Freedom ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2016, 13:57 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • Mustafa Dzhemilev Continues his Hunger Strike (Part Two) “Did you see your Mustafa, then, so small and thin?” As a protest against the trumped-up charges brought against him (see Voices from the Past (No. 7): Mustafa Dzhemilev ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2016, 08:06 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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