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Rights in Russia interviews Arseny Roginsky: "The authorities still do not understand what freedom of association means"

posted 26 Apr 2013, 02:42 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Apr 2013, 03:28 ]
26 April 2013

Arseny Roginsky is chair of the board of the International Memorial Society

Rights in Russia: What is the International Memorial Society today? 

Arseny Roginsky: Today Memorial is a network of organisations operating in several countries. Most of our organisations are in Russia— 38 of them. There are about ten organizations in Ukraine, one each in Latvia and Kazakhstan and, further abroad, in Italy, Germany and France. Each organisation operates autonomously and independently; and all of them together form a community, which is called International Memorial. The management board of Memorial is more of a coordinating body than a directive body. Once every four years delegates from all the organisations gather at a conference, re-elect the management board and plan the main strategy for our work going forward. [Read more]