"[...] 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 (1927-2018)

Welcome to Rights in Russia, a website providing news, views and reviews about human rights in the Russian Federation. 

News from Human Rights Groups in Russia

  • Team 29: ❓❓Two questions and a ‘bonus prize’ 18 January 2020Hi, Tanya Torocheshnikova here.The week began fairly quietly, and it didn’t look like there would be much going on. But on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin delivered ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2020, 09:04 by Translation Service
  • OVD-Info Weekly Bulletin No. 136: Separatism, incitement of terrorism and Jehovah’s Witnesses 18 January 2020OVD-Info is a Moscow-based NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday OVD-Info sends out a mailing with the latest news ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2020, 00:08 by Translation Service
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Russia Advisory Committee ‎‎

  • Boris Altshuler: The Death of Sakharov was a Supreme Misfortune for Russia 14 December 2019On the thirtieth anniversary of Andrei Sakharov’s deathby Boris Altshuler (pictured left)Boris Altshuler is chair of the board of the NGO Right of the ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2020, 04:10 by Rights in Russia
  • Sergei Lukashevsky on Andrei Sakharov: The Unheeded Russian Havel 14 December 2019By Sergei Lukashevsky Sergei Lukashevsky is director of the Sakharov Centre. By decision of the Ministry of Justice, the Sakharov Centre has been entered in the register ...
    Posted 25 Dec 2019, 12:06 by Translation Service
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International Advisory Committee

  • Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige's new book about Sandormokh, the notorious site of mass executions during the Stalinist terror 14 January 2020By Martin Dewhirst Martin Dewhirst reviews Irina Flige, Sandormokh: dramaturgiya smyslov (possible English translation: Sandarmokh: A Labyrinth of Meanings).  St. Petersburg, 'Nestor-Istoriya', 2019, 208 pp., 1 ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2020, 04:04 by Rights in Russia
  • Halya Coynash: Russia is destroying 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea 10 January 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineThere are compelling grounds for fearing that Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ on the world-renowned Khan’s ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2018, 09:53 by Rights in Russia
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 We are not civil society. But we prepared the ground to enable civil society to emerge, and it has emerged." 

Arseny Roginsky (1946-2017)

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News of the Week

  • Week-ending 24 January 202 Russia: Persecution of ‘Undesirable’ Activists House Arrests, New Criminal Charges(Moscow) – A Russian court has extended the house arrest of Anastasiya Shevchenko, a member of the Open Russia Civic Movement ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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  • Nikolai Kavkazsky on human rights in Russia: 'Nothing good' 5 January 2020Nikolai Kavkazsky is a human rights activist, lawyer, politician and former prisoner in the Bolotnaya caseSource: Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Radio Liberty, 5.01.2020The ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2020, 11:56 by Rights in Russia
  • Liudmila Ulitskaya: Heed the mothers! About the relatives of political prisoners who have gone on hunger strike and are demanding a meeting with the authorities 18 December 2019Liudmila Ulitskaya, writerSource: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Novaya gazeta]Mothers always defend their children: from cold, hunger and enemies. It is regrettable that we are ...
    Posted 24 Dec 2019, 08:29 by Translation Service
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  • Svetlana Gannushkina: ‘They want to keep us in a state of fear, because they believe that is the way to hold on to their power’ 31 December 2019Svetlana Gannushkina is head of the Civic Assistance Committee that works to protect the rights of migrants and a board member of Memorial Human Rights CentreSource ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2020, 02:32 by Translation Service
  • Aleksandr Cherkasov: “The attack makes us stronger.” How fines affect the work of Memorial Human Rights Centre  10 January 2020 Aleksandr Cherkasov, chair of the board of Memorial Human Rights Centre, in an interview with Kommersant   newspaper Source: Moscow Helsinki Group (original source: Kommersant] Photo: RFE/RL ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2020, 00:47 by Translation Service
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Our Events

  • Film Screening: The Right to Memory - a film about Arseny Roginsky. At Pushkin House on Tuesday 11 December at 18:30 On Tuesday, 11 December at 18:30, Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia present  the UK premiere of ‘The Right to Memory’ (directed by Ludmila Gordon), a new documentary about ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2018, 08:49 by Rights in Russia
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Our Videos

  • Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia hold discussion of trial of historian Yury Dmitriev [full version] On 19 December 2017 Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia held a joint event to discuss the trial of Yury Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who has been locating and exhuming ...
    Posted 21 Dec 2017, 09:54 by Rights in Russia
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