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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

  • 27 February 2015 33rd Suspect Detained Over 2012 Moscow RiotsNearly three years after anti-Kremlin protests erupted into bloody clashes between police and protesters in the center of Moscow, police have detained ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2015, 00:03 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

  • Kirill Koroteev: "The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is a very strange forum [...] because it cannot make effective decisions." "The system of monitoring the execution of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights works very badly. Indeed, one of the proposals put forward by the authors of the ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2015, 07:27 by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Mikhail Savva On 19 February 2015 human rights defender Professor Mikhail Savva announced that he had left Russia. Professor Savva, an expert on ethnic relations and migration at Kuban University, has worked ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 12:04 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 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (Russia) Comments

  • Lev Ponomarev: "I'm pleased the Constitutional Court has confirmed we were within our rights when, two years ago, we refused to submit documents for inspection" 17 February 2015 By Lev Ponomarev, executive director of the Movement for Human Rights Source: Za prava cheloveka “Today the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has announced its decision ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 11:57 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

  • Julia Sherwood: Translation of an interview with Sergei Kovalev, 'The Shadow of the GULAG' The following interview with Sergei Kovalev appears in the revised edition of Gułag, an album by the author and journalist Tomasz Kizny, in cooperation with the graphic designer Dominique Roynette ...
    Posted 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 6 February 2015 Right of association Civic Assistance  /  Golos  /  Sakharov Centre Freedom of expression The Moscow TimesLiberty and security of person  Davydova   /  Magomedov  /  Khazbiyev   /  Alburov Ukraine Savchenko   /  Sentsov  /  StalinRead more
    Posted 9 Feb 2015, 03:14 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: December 2014 In December 2014 there were 8 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 11 Jan 2015, 06:50 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Mikhail Savva: 'You have one less hostage, Gentlemen!' 19 February 2015 By Professor Mikhail SavvaSource: Website of Mikhail Savva‘The probation service has asked the court to change my suspended sentence to a real term in prison ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 12:10 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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