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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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Weekly Update

  • Read our latest Weekly Update here. You can also receive this weekly mailing in your in-box by sending 'subscribe' to subscribe@rightsinrussia.info
  • Weekly Update No. 38 (271) 11 December 2017 Weekly Update No. 38 (271) 11 December 2017
    Posted 11 Dec 2017, 11:26 by Rights in Russia
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Events

  • The Dmitriev Affair - a Rights in Russia event to be held at Pushkin House on 19th December 2017 at 19:30 Photo by Simeon MaistermanEvent: The Dmitriev AffairWhere: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TAWhen: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2017, 05:17 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 14 December 2017 Russia's FSB Declassifies Hundreds of 'Top Secret' Stalin-Era DocumentsRussia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Thursday declassified more than a thousand “top secret” documents dating to the ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Denis Krivosheev: "The authorities have shown their true intent to target and harass Open Russia out of existence" “The Russian authorities are clearly targeting Open Russia in a bid to suffocate dissent and pluralism in the Russian media and expunge Khodorkovsky’s presence in Russian politics and society ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2017, 10:38 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Ilya Novikov Photo: RFE/RLOn 29 June 2017 Ilya Novikov, a deputy head of the Open Russia civic movement and head of the organization's office in Tatarstan, announced that he ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 06:11 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Committee for the Prevention of Torture On 27 June 2017 representatives of three Italian human rights organisations - Antigone, Arcigay and A Buon Diritto - that were visiting the offices of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Mother fined for teenager's participation in 26 March demonstration in Volgograd On 28 June 2016, a court in Volgograd upheld a 10,000 rouble fine imposed on the mother of a teenager who took part in a rally in support of ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2017, 10:39 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Andrei Babushkin: How to overcome the crisis of Public Monitoring Commissions in five steps 29 November 2017By Andrei Babushkin, director of Committee for Civil RightsSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: 7x7]The Russian National Congress in Defence of Human Rights took place ...
    Posted 11 Dec 2017, 08:52 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • John Crowfoot on "The Dmitriev Affair - What Next?", a public event to be held on 19 December 2017, 19:30-21:00, at Pushkin House 7 December 2017Pushkin House and Rights in Russia invite you to an evening discussion about Yury Dmitriev, the Gulag researcher who is currently on trialPhoto of Yury Dmitriev ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2017, 11:55 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Free Russia Forum: sanctions and boycotts [OpenDemocracy] 13 December 2017By Andrei KalikhSource: OpenDemocracy [in Russian]Russia’s opposition remains weak and divided — but the latest forum in Vilnius could hint at consolidation down the road ...
    Posted 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 8 December 2017 Freedom of expression / Right of assembly / North Caucasus  /  MilitaryRead more
    Posted 10 Dec 2017, 14:04 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: Council of Europe will share responsibility for grave human rights violations if it gives in to Russia now 14 December 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineCrimean Tatar leaders, the sister of Russia’s youngest Ukrainian political prisoner and prominent Ukrainian human rights organizations have ...
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 33: Authorities act against Open Russia; documentary film festival encounters problems 15 December 2017OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday it sends out a mailing with the latest information on freedom ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • Chechnya: Rights defenders report mass abduction of residents of Grozny December 2017SourceHRO.orgInformation about the abduction of seven residents of Grozny, Chechnya, by unidentified “security agents” on the night of 21-22 November 2017 has been ...
    Posted 11 Dec 2017, 05:38 by Rights in Russia
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Videos

  • Anastasia Zotova speaks at London's Pushkin House On 20 April 2017 Russian human rights activist Anastasia Zotova spoke at London's Pushkin House at an event organized jointly by Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship. She ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2017, 08:38 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 26 October 2002 - Nord-Ost Theatre Siege ends Russians Mark 15 Years Since Theater Siege, Botched RescueA few hundred people gathered [on 26 October] near a Moscow theater to commemorate victims of a deadly hostage crisis in ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2017, 12:21 by Rights in Russia
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