Student questionnaires withdrawn

<< No 7 (240), 20 February 2017 >> ♦  Officials confiscate history questionnaires  ♦ Officials of the Rybinsk education department in the Yaroslavl Region (Central Russia) have seized questionnaires completed by students at the request of the literary scholar Marietta CHUDAKOVA prior to her visit to the town. The children were answering questions about their…

Eight Federal Districts

<< Publications 2016 >> ♦  The Russian Federation ♦ The Eight Federal Districts (2010 population census, in millions and % of whole) 1. CENTRAL RUSSIA – 38.4 million (27%) – Moscow – 11.9 million (8%); Voronezh * 2. VOLGA FEDERAL DISTRICT – 29.9 million (21%) – Nizhny Novgorod – million;  Perm * Yoshkar-Ola * Samara…

Under Attack

<< Publications, September 2016 >> ♦  Freedom of Association in the Russian Federation  ♦ Olga GNEZDILOVA “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.” ARTICLE 20, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Contents Foreword (Rights in Russia) FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN…

Blogger is a political prisoner

<< 15 April 2016 >> Andrei Bubeyev from Tver unjustly detained Andrei Bubeev is being held on remand in a pre-trial detention centre on charges of crimes under Article 280 Part 2 (public calls to extremist actions using the Internet) and Article 280.1 Part 2 (public calls to actions intended to violate the territorial integrity…