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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

  • 28 November 2014 Russian NGO Golos Still Labeled 'Foreign Agent' Despite Court Ruling, Lawyer SaysRussia's leading independent vote monitor Golos remains on a restrictive list of "foreign agents" despite a Constitutional ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2014 00:08 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

  • Aleksandr Cherkasov on Memorial: "We help people realize that Russia’s past and present are very much connected" “We help people realize that Russia’s past and present are very much connected—that most probably explains why attacks on Memorial in the past few years grew so frequent ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2014 06:50 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

  • Sergei Nikitin: “Free Vitishko!” By Sergei NikitinSource: Amnesty InternationalWhat does anyone who lives in Russia associate with the names ‘Tuapse’ and ‘Black Sea’? The sun, the heat, bathing in the sea – only ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2014 02:25 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. 40 (10 November) 2014 Weekly Update No. 40 (10 November) 2014 
    Posted 9 Nov 2014 10:30 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 31 October 2014 Freedom of expression:  Teatr.doc /  Ekho Moskvy  /  Internet Law enforcement:  Gaidar  /  Savchenko   /  KohverPolitical prisoners past and present:  Khodorkovsky  /  Memorial  /  Bukovsky Soviet political repression: Memorial  /  30 OctoberProperty rights: Bashneft ...
    Posted 3 Nov 2014 03:04 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • September 2014 Freedom of expression  /  Right of association  /  LGBTI rights  /  Civil society activists, entrepreneurs  /  Ukraine   /  Espionage charges  /  North CaucasusRead more
    Posted 28 Oct 2014 13:32 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: September 2014 In September 2014 there were 4 judgments of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 2 Nov 2014 09:25 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Aleksei Venediktov: On the warning issued to Ekho Moskvy by Roskomnadzor, the Russian telecom regulator (Echo of Moscow) 2 November 2014 By Aleksei Venediktov Source: Ekho Moskvy Of course, everyone wants to know why Roskomnadzor has issued a written warning to both the “Ekho Moskvy” radio station and ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2014 08:34 by Rights in Russia
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Voices from the Past

  • A Letter from Anatoly Marchenko A Chronicle of Current Events (No 2) 30 June 1968                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2014 13:49 by Rights in Russia
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Noticeboard

  • Joint NGO Letter on Freedom of Association in Russia (Amnesty International) 31 October 2014Amnesty International invites other NGOs to sign this open letter to the President of the Russian Federation, urging an end to the clampdown on the right to ...
    Posted 31 Oct 2014 03:53 by Rights in Russia
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