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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

  • 24 April 2015 Russian court rejects complaint from gay teacher fired for ‘immoral’ behaviourSchool says teacher dismissed because of photographs that ‘propagandise non-traditional sexual relations’ after anti-gay activist makes them ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 00:28 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 18 February 2014: Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko begins serving a three-year sentence in prison On 18 February 2014, environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko began serving a three-year prison term in a penal colony. In June 2012 he had been sentenced to a suspended sentence of ...
    Posted 18 Feb 2015, 05:20 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Ramzan Kadyrov: "If any [security officer], whether from Moscow or Stavropol, appears on your territory without your knowledge, shoot to kill." "I am officially stating, if any [security officer], whether from Moscow or Stavropol, appears on your territory without your knowledge, shoot to kill. They have to take us into account ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Georgy Alburov On 14 April 2015 a Moscow court sentenced Georgy Alburov, an employee of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation, to 240 hours community service for the alleged theft of a painting ...
    Posted 20 Apr 2015, 10:14 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

  • Liudmila Alekseeva & Boris Altshuler: An Open Letter to the President - "Why do children have nowhere to live in the largest country in the world?" Photo of Liudmila Alekseeva: WikipediaPhoto of Boris Altshuler: Deutsche WelleTo the President of the Russian Federation, V. V. Putin No. 31/15, 14 April 2015 Open Letter Dear ...
    Posted 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. 10 (9 March) 2015 Weekly Update No. 10 (9 March) 2015
    Posted 9 Mar 2015, 02:43 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 10 April 2015 Read more
    Posted 12 Apr 2015, 06:45 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: February 2015 In February 2015 there were 11 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 22 Mar 2015, 08:23 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Moscow City Court upholds conviction of activist Sergei Mokhnatkin (Open Russia) 3 April 2015Source: Moscow Helsinki GroupOriginal source: Open Russia Moscow City Court has confirmed the sentence given to activist Sergei Mokhnatkin, who was convicted of assaulting a police ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 13:06 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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