Tag Archives: Russia

Open letter to Putin – 148 NGOs slam ‘foreign agents’ law

By Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director It’s common knowledge that some members of the Soviet secret services came to work for the KGB after watching films about Soviet secret agents and enemy spies. Some openly admitted it. In … Continue reading

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Walls and bridges

By Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director. “And then one morning in August 1961, the workers and employees of the German Democratic Republic (as East Germany called itself then), tired of the endless provocations of the West German revenge-seekers, … Continue reading

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Russia’s increasingly harsh climate for environmentalists

By Conor Fortune, News Writer, and Friederike Behr, Researcher on Russia at Amnesty International There’s plenty wrong with the environment in Russia today, though the authorities might have you believe otherwise. It’s true that the country boasts an expansive network … Continue reading

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‘The voices of free Russia will be heard’

By Yulia Berezovskaja, Director General of Grani.ru, a banned independent online media outlet in Russia In Russia we have paid dearly, very dearly, for words: penal servitude under the tsars for the distribution of subversive tracts, and years of Soviet … Continue reading

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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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