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Aleksandr Podrabinek: 'An Unsavoury Story' (

posted 13 Jul 2013, 07:57 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 13 Jul 2013, 08:08 ]
5 July 2013 


It’s not for me to tell Olga Romanova about the importance in journalism of rigour – the sister of authenticity. The inexperienced reader, reading her article ‘Four times convicted, four times acquitted,’ is invited to enthuse about her hero – the irreproachable Soviet dissident Viktor Krasin. Reading this extraordinary piece, I was myself almost carried away by excitement, especially when I got to where Viktor Krasin explains to a new generation of opposition activists how to behave in court. The patriarch of the anti-Soviet resistance shares with the young generation his deep experience! What a positive picture Olga Romanova has drawn for us, taking as a role model the "master of his fate and beautiful person," Viktor Krasin. [Read more]