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Lev Ponomarev: 'Beside themselves with hate: how can we prevent the current "cold" civil war turning "hot"?' (Moskovsky Komsomolets)

posted 25 Jul 2015, 15:00 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 25 Jul 2015, 15:32 ]
14 July 2015 

By Lev Ponomarev, director of the movement 'For Human Rights' and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group: 

Original source: Moskovsky Komsomolets

Whenever a suitable opportunity arises, I like to remind people of the words with which the Russian President began his inauguration speech: 'As President of the Russian Federation, I swear that I will respect and preotect human rights and freedoms…' Not the strengthening of the nation's defence capabilities, but human rights should be the president's first concern. [Read more]

Translated by Suzanne Eade Roberts