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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

  • Cherevatenko fêted in London 20 March 2017Source: editors (JC)♦ Women of the Don leader receives Politkovskaya Award ♦On Saturday, 11 March 2017, a large audience at the Women of the World festival at ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 03:50 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 27 March 2017 Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 daysRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. Mr ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Valentina Cherevatenko: "Our work has become far more difficult because of the ‘foreign agent’ law. [...] But we continue our work" "Our work has become far more difficult because of the ‘foreign agent’ law. The community of strong and active organizations, the institutions of civil society with which we would like ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 14:20 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Sofia Rusova On 21 March 2017 Sofia Rusova, a board member of the North Caucasus Environmental Watch (also known as EcoWatch), an NGO, was detained during a one-person picket she was ...
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Civic Assistance Committee On 23 March 2017 Fortune magazine named Svetlana Gannushkina, head of the human rights NGO Civic Assistance Committee, as one of 'the world's 50 greatest leaders.' The citation reads ...
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: 2002 Dubrovka Theatre atrocity On 20 March 2017 Khasan Zakayev was convicted of assisting in the attack on the Dubrovka theatre, during a performance of the musical Nord-Ost on 22 October 2002, and ...
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Pavel Chikov: A 'controlled thaw.’ What the review of the cases of Dadin and Chudnovets tells us [RBK] 6 March 2017 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Association Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: RBK] The number of politically motivated criminal cases in Russia ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2017, 06:03 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

  • Ildar Dadin on the legacy of the dissidents [Radio Svoboda] 19 March 2017Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda] ExtractSergei Medvedev: The subject of political prisoners has been constantly in the headlines in recent weeks, and some ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 04:11 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 24 March 2017 Right of assembly  /  Activists, lawyers  /  Higher education  /  Torture, conditions of detention  /  North Caucasus Read more
    Posted 26 Mar 2017, 10:06 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: "Chechnya style lawlessness will not work in occupied Crimea, however much Russia tries" 21 March 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineRussia has concentrated negative and repressive features from all over the Russian Federation in occupied Crimea, a Russian human ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2017, 12:57 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • A public appeal to S. V. Kirienko by human rights defenders 16 March 2017 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  To: Sergei Vladilenovich Kirienko, First Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation Dear Sergei Vladilenovich! You, as First ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 02:08 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • European Court of Human Rights: Russian security services involved in abduction of rights activist and journalists 14 March 2017Source: HRO.org [original source: Memorial Human Rights Centre]On 14 March 2017 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a decision regarding case No. 5632 ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 07:49 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 5 March 1940 - Soviet authorities order the mass killing of Polish officers that became known as the Katyn Massacre "The Katyn massacre, a series of mass executions of Polish nationals carried out by the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) in April and May 1940, was prompted by ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2017, 04:31 by Rights in Russia
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