Liudmila Alekseeva: "There is a new generation, which appreciates freedom and human dignity, and is ready to fight for its rights"

posted 4 Apr 2017, 04:20 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 4 Apr 2017, 04:26 ]
"It’s amazing! This is the first rally, where the majority were young people aged under 25-27. In the past we have always had more mature people coming out. Now we are getting young people in their teens and school students. But also a lot of young adults. [This] 
means that the years that have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union have not been in vain. There is a new generation, which appreciates freedom and human dignity, and is ready to fight for its rights. [...] there are very many more, especially compared with Soviet times, who are dedicated to freedom. [...] The young people have already realized that [the authorities] are lying. Young people do not watch television. Their grandparents are sitting at home. What do they do? They switch on the TV. But our young people delve into the Internet. [After] these developments, I believe that change could happen sooner rather than later. Maybe in even less than ten years.” 

- Liudmila Alekseeva, chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group

Source:
'Liudmila Alekseeva: A new generation has grown up in Russia which values freedom and dignity, and is prepared to fight for its rights [Obozrevatel],' Obozrevatel, 28 March 2017 [translation: Rights in Russia
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