Svetlana Gannushkina on a biography of Aleksei Pichugin

posted 21 Nov 2011, 10:01 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 21 Nov 2011, 10:12 ]
This book about Aleksei Pichugin is important for us all

This book about Aleksei Pichugin is important for us all. We need to know not only about the trial, but also to understand what kind of people they are who have been prosecuted in the course of the Yukos affair, what gives them the strength to remain defiant and to live, despite everything. After all to live, in the real meaning of this word, is not something that is given to those who have persecuted them – those who are so deep in lies, fear and envy.

- from Vera Vasilyev, 'Biography of Aleksei Pichugin Published', in English, originally published on, 14 November 2011.

Svetlana Gannushkina lives in Moscow. A member of the board of the Memorial Human Rights Centre and of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, she heads the Civic Assistance Committee for refugees and IDPs and Memorial's Migration Rights Network.