He roused the Dragon

Alexander Daniel (Memorial) on the Dmitriev case << No 23 (256) 12 June 2017 >> Over the years of his work Yury Dmitriev became not only a splendid field researcher. He also became unique and unsurpassed as a kind of harvester of archives. This led to entirely unique results: You know that phrase that everyone…

A political prosecution

Sergei Krivenko (Memorial) on the Dmitriev case << No 23 (256) 12 June 2017 >> In February SERGEI KRIVENKO travelled to Karelia, as a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, to monitor the case of YURY DMITRIEV. In early June he talked to ZOYA SVETOVA. Yury Dmitriev is a very…

New books by Yury Dmitriev

The latest publications by the imprisoned historian << No. 22 (255), 5 June 2017 >> A CD containing two previously unpublished texts by Dmitriev is now available. It was launched in the Karelian capital Petrozavodsk and contains  The Fatherland Remembers Them and Krasny Bor (the Red or Beautiful Forest). As the Social Information Agency [ASI]…

The Dmitriev Affair

Of interest to all, not just Karelia << No. 11 (244) 20 March 2017 >> 12 March, technically speaking, was the last day in custody for historian YURY DMITRIEV’s during investigation of the accusations made against him. The 61-year-old researcher has spent almost three months in Pretrial Detention Facility No. 1 in Petrozavodsk. During this…

“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…

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…