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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

  • 27 January 2015 Russian media watchdog warns six outlets over religious-themed cartoonsThe Russian telecommunications authority, Roskomnadzor, has issued a warning to six national outlets, including RBC daily newspaper, for publishing religious ...
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Remember the Date

  • 27 January 1945: Auschwitz-Birkenau liberated by Soviet troops #HolocaustMemorialDay On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops."International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Sergei Reznik On 22 January 2015, journalist and blogger Sergei Reznik was convicted in Rostov-on-Don of insulting a state official and making a false statement. He was sentenced to three ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2015, 09:34 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: Attention everyone! A message to future experts in politics 19 January 2015Please distribute the information that follows about a certain idea as widely as possible Source: Facebook The relaunch of the “Politeia” group The Moscow-based “Politeia” group ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2015, 04:40 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Jens Siegert: NGOs and the Kremlin – fresh plans to tighten up the NGO law 31 July 2014Source: Boell Foundation Russia BlogIt would appear that the repressive tactics employed by the Russian state against NGOs with links abroad have been ramped up a ...
    Posted 4 Sep 2014, 12:55 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Julia Sherwood: Waiting as a form of protest Waiting as a form of protest: to remind the world of victims of political murder and unlawful imprisonment, the Prague-based Dutch translator and activist Otakar van Gemund has come ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2015, 01:31 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. 45 (15 December) 2014 Weekly Update No. 45 (15 December) 2014 
    Posted 15 Dec 2014, 11:05 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 5 December 2014 Right of assembly Kremlin warning  /  Seminar  broken up  /  LGBT  /  ECtHRFreedom of conscience "Extremism"Military DeathsNavalny House arrest Health care Protests  /  AIDS Chechnya Gun battle Citizenship  FinesRead ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2014, 08:44 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • October 2014 Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Freedom of expression  /  Activists, human rights defenders  /  North Caucasus  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 1 Dec 2014, 03:13 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: December 2014 In December 2014 there were 8 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 11 Jan 2015, 06:50 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Liudmila Alekseeva answers your questions (Ekho Moskvy) 9 January 2015Source: Ekho Moskvy Contributor: Bez Kupiur Question 1 ku111ku What does God mean to you? Reply I believe in God the creator who made the miracle that ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2015, 08:39 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • The 1969 Crimean Tatar demonstration on Mayakovsky Square A Chronicle of Current Events (No 8) 30 June 1969 On 6 June 1969, the second day of the World Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties [in Moscow], the Crimean ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 11:46 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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