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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

  • 28 July 2014 Twitter “Blocks” Access to Russia's Most Infamous HackersRussia's Twitter users no longer have access to @b0ltai, an account belonging to a hacker collective that has leaked several ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2014 23:23 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 15 July: Fifth anniversary of the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova On 15 July 2009 human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, a staff member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre's Grozny office, was abducted and killed. Five years on, her killers ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2014 00:50 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • John Dalhuisen: “The Russian authorities’ determination to decimate independent civil society organizations remains steadfast” “The Russian authorities’ determination to decimate independent civil society organizations remains steadfast. This blow has been a long-time coming – but it still hits hard. The five NGOs now being ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2014 01:31 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

  • Georgy Satarov: What's Next? (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal) 22 July 2014By Georgy Satarov Source: Ezhednevnyi journal I don’t know what is coming next. Maybe I don’t want to know the answer to this question myself ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Jens Siegert: New repressive action - 5 more NGOs declared to be “foreign agents”; one required to pay tax 21 July 2014By Jens SiegertSource: Heinrich Boell Foundation Russia BlogThe Russian Ministry of Justice has ruled that five more NGOs are so-called “foreign agents” and has ...
    Posted 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. 30 (28 July) 2014 Weekly Update No. 30 (28 July) 2014 
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 25 July 2014 Right of assembly Udaltsov, Razvozzhaev Right of association Foreign agent law /  Memorial  / Ecodefence Freedom of expression Internet  /  Shaltai BoltaiPenal system Convict labour Legislation New lawsUkraine MH17Read more
    Posted 28 Jul 2014 01:19 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • June 2014 Right of association / Freedom of expression / Right of assembly  / Crimea  / North Caucasus / Aleksei Navalny  / Law enforcement agencies  / Stalinism  / Public Chamber Read more
    Posted 27 Jul 2014 12:05 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: June 2014 In June 2014 there were 12 judgments by the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia.Read more
    Posted 27 Jul 2014 14:28 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Viktor Shenderovich: 'New Times' (Ezhednevnyi zhurnal) 18 July 2014Viktor ShenderovichSource: Ezhednevnyi zhurnalOnce, a long ago, in the dawn of Russian democracy when the greatest threat to the country seemed to be Zhirinovsky, I ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2014 07:35 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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