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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

  • 31 July 2015 Auction for Political Prisoners Goes on Despite Police InterferenceRussian opposition activists have held a benefit auction in Moscow for political prisoners, despite police interference that forced the gathering to ...
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 03:23 by Rights in Russia
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Remember the Date

  • 15 July: Sixth anniversary of the murder of Natalia Estemirova On 15 July 2009 human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, a staff member of the Memorial Human Rights Centre's Grozny office, was abducted and killed. Six years on, her killers ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2015, 00:37 by Rights in Russia
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Quote for the Day

  • Nadia Tolokonnikova: 'I am a punk who reads The Economist' “I am a punk who reads The Economist” - Nadia TolokonnikovaSource: 'Putin v Punk Pussy,' The Economist, 1 August 2015Photo: Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for ...
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Person of the Week

  • Person of the Week: Tatyana Kursina Tatyana Kursina is the former director of the NGO Memorial Center of Political Repression 'Perm-36' which ran Russia's only GULAG museum set up in 1994 on the basis ...
    Posted 27 Jul 2015, 04:35 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

  • Oleg Kozlovsky on the closure of the MacArthur Foundation office in Moscow 21 July 2015By Oleg KozlovskySource: FacebookMacArthur Foundation, after being blacklisted by the higher chamber of Russia's (so-called) parliament, decided to quit the country because "Russian ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2015, 14:56 by Rights in Russia
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Advisory Committee (International) Comments

  • Robert van Voren: Is Putin poisoning his opponents? 1 June 2015By Robert van VorenRobert van Voren is Chief Executive of Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP and professor of political science at Vytautas Magnus University in ...
    Posted 1 Jun 2015, 05:07 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. 30 (27 July) 2015 Weekly Update No. 30 (27 July) 2015
    Posted 27 Jul 2015, 04:31 by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Week by Week

  • Week-ending 31 July 2015 Right of association  /  Right of assembly  /  Elections  /  Litvinenko  /  LGBT rights  /  Corruption /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted by Rights in Russia
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Rights in Russia Month by Month

  • June 2015 Right of association  /  Freedom of expression  /  Right of assembly  /  Elections, elected representatives   /  Yukos  /  Ukraine Read more
    Posted 25 Jul 2015, 17:44 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: July 2015 In July 2015 there were nine judgments of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to Russia. [Read more]
    Posted 31 Jul 2015, 14:11 by Rights in Russia
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Translations from the Russian Media

  • Georgy Mirsky: 'No place for the MacArthur Foundation' (Ekho Moskvy) 22 July 2015By Georgy Mirsky, historian, honoured academic of the Russian Foundation, winner of a MacArthur Foundation award Source: Ekho MoskvyI make a special point of introducing myself ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2015, 17:37 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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