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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

  • 23 April 2014 U.S. Journalist Held by East Ukraine MilitantsSLOVYANSK — Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Tuesday they were holding an American journalist in the city of Slaviansk and ...
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Remember the Date

  • 27 January: International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January "The 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme 'Journeys through ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2014 00:49 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Nelson Mandela: 'A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness' 'A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2013 12:08 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

  • Lev Ponomarev: Destabilizing the polity 10 April 2014Lev Ponomarev, head of For Human Rights, member of the Moscow Helsinki GroupSource: Echo of MoscowA group of State Duma deputies, whether out of consuming ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2014 09:22 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Jens Siegert: From Empire to Nation – Never to Return (?) 10 April 2014By Jens SiegertSource: Russia Blog Boell FoundationOver the past few weeks much has been said about what the Ukraine crisis will mean for the journey ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2014 21:51 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Mustafa Djemilev - The true voice of Crimea? 24 March 2014by John CrowfootPhoto of Mustafa DjemilevOn Friday, 28 March, the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Djemilev is due to address the UN Security Council ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2014 10:38 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. 4 (27 January) 2014 Weekly Update No. 4 (27 January) 2014 
    Posted 27 Jan 2014 08:29 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 31 January 2014 Read more
    Posted 14 Feb 2014 12:08 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • January 2014 Security operations / Sochi  / Right of assembly  / Freedom of expression  / LGBT rights  / High profile cases  / Ombuds office Read more
    Posted 14 Feb 2014 11:51 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: March 2014 In March 2014 there were ten judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 20 Apr 2014 15:50 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Andrei Kalikh: But was there one who did not shoot?’ (Novaya gazeta) 15 April 2014 By Andrei Kalikh Source: Novaya gazeta A Judge of the Constitutional Court has published a dissenting opinion on the ‘foreign agent’ law On the website of the ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2014 13:06 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

  • EHRAC recruiting Legal Officer and Case & Project Support Officer 14 February 2014Source: EHRACEHRAC is currently recruiting for two positions to join the team at their office in London.The Legal Officer is a full time position, for ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2014 13:52 by Rights in Russia
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