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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

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  • Weekly Update No. 38 (271) 11 December 2017 Weekly Update No. 38 (271) 11 December 2017
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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

  • 11 December 2017 Putin Grants Alekseyeva State Award For Human RightsRussian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed a state award on Lyudmila Alekseyeva, a veteran human rights activist and vocal critic of his ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Aleksei Ulyukaev: "It’s only when you face misfortune yourself that you start to realise how difficult people’s lives are and what injustices they face." "It’s only when you face misfortune yourself that you start to realise how difficult people’s lives are and what injustices they face. When you’re doing OK, you ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2017, 12:29 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 ...
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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

  • Memorial launches new version of its database, "The Victims of Political Terror”, in Petrozavodsk [7x7] 6 December 2017by Anna YarovayaSource: 7x7On 5 December, in Petrozavodsk, Memorial presented the updated, fifth, edition of its database, containing the names of political prisoners and forced ...
    Posted by Website Service
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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: Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia 27 October 2017By Halya CoynashSource: Human Rights in UkraineIt is exactly 80 years since the killing by quota began of Ukrainian, Russian and other prisoners sent to ...
    Posted 30 Oct 2017, 10:34 by Rights in Russia
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Rights Groups in Russia

  • Golos: Main News of the Week 4 — 10 December 2017 8 December 2017 Source: Golos Golos on elections Golos is inviting volunteers to act as monitors at the Moscow Region elections. On 17 December in Klin elections will take place ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2017, 09:12 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 ...
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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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