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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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Events

  • Cherevatenko fêted in London 20 March 2017Source: editors (JC)♦ Women of the Don leader receives Politkovskaya Award ♦On Saturday, 11 March 2017, a large audience at the Women of the World festival at ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 03:50 by Rights in Russia
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News of the Day

  • 22 March 2017 Crimean Tatar Leader Likely To Face Trial Soon On Separatism ChargeA Crimean Tatar leader who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula appears likely to face ...
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Quote for the Day

  • Valentina Cherevatenko: "Our work has become far more difficult because of the ‘foreign agent’ law. [...] But we continue our work" "Our work has become far more difficult because of the ‘foreign agent’ law. The community of strong and active organizations, the institutions of civil society with which we would like ...
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Valentina Cherevatenko On 11 March 2017 Valentina Cherevatenko, founder and head of the Women of the Don, an NGO based in Novocherkassk, Rostov region, received the second Anna Politkovskaya award for 2016 ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 08:40 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Group of the Week

  • Rights Group of the Week: Agora International On 11 March 2017 Agora International was presented with the Lindebrekke Prize for human rights activism by the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg. The prize, named after Sjur Lindebrekke, founder ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 09:37 by Rights in Russia
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Legal Case of the Week

  • Legal Case of the Week: Orlov and others v Russia On 14 March 2017 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled Russia was behind a 2007 attack in Ingushetia on human rights defender Oleg Orlov and three journalists from ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 07:50 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee ‎(Russia)‎ Comments

  • Pavel Chikov: A 'controlled thaw.’ What the review of the cases of Dadin and Chudnovets tells us [RBK] 6 March 2017 By Pavel Chikov, head of the Agora International Human Rights Association Source: Moscow Helsinki Group  [original source: RBK] The number of politically motivated criminal cases in Russia ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2017, 06:03 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Blog

  • Ildar Dadin's phone conversation with his wife, Anastasia Zotova [X Soviet] 8 January 2016Source: X Soviet [original Russia: Territoriya pytok]Translated by Sarah HurstAfter complaining about torture in the Segezha IK-7 prison in Karelia, Ildar Dadin, an opposition ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 09:45 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Interviews

  • An interview with Sergei Nikitin: ‘Young people in the Soviet Union instinctively knew the Beatles embodied the idea of freedom’ 31 December 2016Early in December, Rights in Russia spoke with Sergei Nikitin, who has headed the Moscow office of Amnesty International since 2003. Sergei has been coordinating Amnesty’s ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2016, 10:37 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Nikolai Kavkazsky: Condemnation for one’s sexuality [Radio Svoboda] 13 March 2017By Nikolai Kavkazsky, human rights activist, politician and former defendant in the "Bolotnaya Square case" Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Radio Svoboda]In Russia the phrases ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 05:52 by Rights in Russia
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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 17 March 2017 Freedom of expression  /  Freedom of conscience  /  Right of association  /  Torture  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 19 Mar 2017, 08:17 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: "Chechnya style lawlessness will not work in occupied Crimea, however much Russia tries" 21 March 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineRussia has concentrated negative and repressive features from all over the Russian Federation in occupied Crimea, a Russian human ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2017, 12:57 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Agora International Awarded Prestigious Lindebrekke Prize in Norway 11 March 2017Source: Agora International The prestigious award was presented to the head of AGORA, Pavel Chikov, by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today in Oslo, the Agora International ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 09:36 by Rights in Russia
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HRO.org in English

  • European Court of Human Rights: Russian security services involved in abduction of rights activist and journalists 14 March 2017Source: HRO.org [original source: Memorial Human Rights Centre]On 14 March 2017 the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a decision regarding case No. 5632 ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 07:49 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • Remember the Date: 5 March 1940 - Soviet authorities order the mass killing of Polish officers that became known as the Katyn Massacre "The Katyn massacre, a series of mass executions of Polish nationals carried out by the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) in April and May 1940, was prompted by ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2017, 04:31 by Rights in Russia
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