Keeping safe at a demonstration

Radio Echo Moskvy talks to the lawyer Ilya Novikov. How can we stay safe if we take part in a protest << No. 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> Radio Echo Moskvy (Olga Bychkova and Alexei Naryshkin) talks to the lawyer Ilya Novikov. How can we stay safe if we take part in a protest,…

Yury Dmitriev’s supporters

Appeals in support of Yury Dmitriev have been broadcast on Echo Moskvy radio station by writer Dmitry BYKOV and music legend Boris GREBENSHCHIKOV << No 258, 21 June 2017 >> On 20 June radio station Echo Moskvy broadcast appeals on behalf of YURY DMITRIEV by poet Dmitry Bykov and (from Petersburg) by the former leader…

“Then they’ll come for you”

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  … and no one will notice that either”  ♦ Anastasia ZOTOVA (journalist and human rights advocate) Last summer less than 10,000 people gathered to protest against the “Yarovaya package” of amendments to the law. That was in Moscow, where more than 16 million people live. Only…

Open Letter about Crimea

<< No 6 (239) February 2017 >> ♦  Lawyers in Russia express their concern  ♦ Russian lawyers concerned about the current situation of observance of human rights and freedoms in Crimea, in particular the prosecution of their colleague EMIL KURBEDINOV, have published an open letter. Since 2014 the Russian authorities in Crimea have consistently stifled…

Pyotr Tolstoy’s remarks

<< No 5 (238), 6 February 2017 >> On 23 January, former Channel One host, State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, in commenting on the protests against transferring St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church, referred to the opponents of the actions by Petersburg authorities as the descendants of people who had “sprung from…