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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 May 2015 Russian courts ordered to honor presumption of legality in NGO casesRussian courts should take into account the presumption of legality and good faith while considering cases involving NGOs , the ...
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Remember the Date

  • 18 May 1944: Deportation of the Crimean Tatars On 18 May 1944 the deportation of the Crimean Tatars began. A total of 238,500 people were deported over the three days until 20 May 1944. Those deported were ...
    Posted 18 May 2015, 05:49 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Tanya Lokshina: "The intended targets of this new legislation on foreign and international organisations are actually Russian activists and Russian groups" "The intended targets of this new legislation on foreign and international organisations are actually Russian activists and Russian groups. The bill is aimed at cutting them off from their international ...
    Posted 22 May 2015, 09:28 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Sergei Kholkin On 18 May 2015, Kommersant reported that an application to the European Court of Human Rights had been filed by the Soldiers' Mothers of St Petersburg human rights organization on ...
    Posted 25 May 2015, 12:10 by Rights in Russia
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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

  • Boris Altshuler: 'The children's ombudsman is having absolutely no positive impact' 18 May 2015 Interview with Boris Altshuler by Lina Viskushenko Source: Moscow Helsinki GroupOriginal publication: Aktualnye kommentarii Human rights defender, chair of the board of Right of the Child ...
    Posted 25 May 2015, 10:12 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

  • Russia on My Mind: No Other Occupation Needed (on Boris Nemtsov) Not being a poet, Boris, I cannot Put in to words what I felt when I first heard the news [Read more]
    Posted 9 Mar 2015, 01:59 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. 21 (25 May) 2015 Weekly Update No. 21 (25 May) 2015
    Posted 25 May 2015, 14:19 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 22 May 2015 Right of association  /  Conscription  /  Chechnya  /  Ukraine   /  UK Read more
    Posted 24 May 2015, 07:59 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • February 2015 Political opposition / Human rights defenders  / Right of association  / Freedom of expression  / Right of assembly  / Ukraine Read more
    Posted 18 Mar 2015, 12:02 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 2015 In March 2015 there were six judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 9 May 2015, 14:25 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Lev Shlosberg: 'The light of someone else’s glory' (Echo of Moscow) 6 May 2015By Lev Shlosberg, deputy of Pskov Regional Deputy Assembly, prize winning laureate of the Moscow Helsinki Group in the field of human rights defence Source: Moscow Helsinki ...
    Posted 18 May 2015, 12:22 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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