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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

  • 19 December 2014 Activists Detained, Not Allowed To Ask Putin 'Inconveniet Questions'Police in Moscow detained 19 activists near the International Trade Center building where President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2014, 00:31 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 16 November 2009: Death of Sergei Magnitsky in pre-trial detention On 16 November 2009 Sergei Magnitsky died in the Butyrka pre-trial detention centre in Moscow. Sergei Magnitsky was a whistleblower who had alleged large-scale theft from the Russian ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2014, 04:08 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Nadezhda Azhgikhina: “We face attempts by Russian authorities and businesses to limit media diversity, independent media and journalists in Russia" “We face attempts by Russian authorities and businesses to limit media diversity, independent media and journalists in Russia. TV Dozhd is one of the many victims. We hope that common ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2014, 13:40 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

  • Boris Altshuler: Speech at the unveiling of the memorial to Andrei Sakharov in Nizhny Novgorod 14 December 2014Source: Ekho MoskvyOn 12th December 2014, in the Prioksk district of Nizhny Novgorod a memorial was unveiled to Andrei Dmitrevich Sakharov (see news reports in Russian ...
    Posted 19 Dec 2014, 11:48 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

  • Andrei Kovalev: An Open Letter to Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev 9 November 2014Dear Mikhail Sergeyevich, I’ve found it hard to believe my eyes while reading your recent political declarations, which are wholly inconsistent with the entire ethos behind ...
    Posted 14 Nov 2014, 00:53 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: October 2014 In October 2014 there were 30 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 30 Nov 2014, 11:41 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Stalker Film Festival: Protecting the rights of the individual (Radio Svoboda) 10 December 2014By Lilya PalvelevaSource: Radio SvobodaOn 10 December, the XX International Human Rights Film Festival opened at the House of Cinema Stalker is a film festival ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2014, 13:26 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • “No Thought Trials in the USSR” (Tatiana Khodorovich) A Chronicle of Current Events (No 40) 20 May 1976 At trials in Odessa, Moscow, Omsk and Vilnius, people have again been prosecuted and found guilty of thoughts they have ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2014, 07:05 by Rights in Russia
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Noticeboard

  • Work at MLDI - Case and Project Support Officer 15 December 2014Source: Media Legal Defence InitiativeThe Media Legal Defence Initiative is looking for a Case and Project Support Officer to strengthen its team. This is an exciting ...
    Posted 16 Dec 2014, 12:20 by Rights in Russia
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