Galina Arapova: "Today we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Media Rights Defence Centre"

posted 15 Nov 2016, 11:27 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Nov 2016, 11:36 ]
15 November 2016 

Source: Facebook

As many of you already know, today we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Media Rights Defence Centre

For our days, this really is a long time. But our work's interesting and we are never bored (especially the last couple of years). 

I’m not going to make an impassioned speech. I simply want to congratulate all those who have been involved, to thank all my colleagues. It’s true we have a really fantastic collective (almost a family). 


And it’s so great that we have people who share our aims, professionals who are ready to work along with us, who have joined our always-interesting team not fearing the crazy schedule of our work, and take on difficult cases at our request in other regions. A special thank you to them for that, we are very glad that you are with us - Tumas Misakyan, Saida Sultanova, Elena Ovchinnikova, Nikolai Pliusin.

We would never have managed if we had not been supported by our colleagues and friends, if you had not had trust in us and had not supported us in difficult times.

It’s a shame that our founding-father Aleksei Kirillovich Simonov (president of the Glasnost Defence Foundation) is not on Facebook. We send him our very special regards. He’s the one who started all this off…))

Congratulations to us all!!
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