Twenty Conversations

What lessons can be learned from Soviet-era dissidents? Martin Dewhirst reviews Gleb Morev’s, Dissidents: 20 conversations << No. 25 (258), 26 June 2017 >> Coming out as an active dissident in Russia — there have always been numerous passive dissidents, dissenters, protesters and protestants in that country — after the 1991 coup and counter-coup is…

The spread of censorship

The Ukraine conflict has been used as a pretext << No. 24 (257), 19 June 2017 >> The Russian authorities have used events in Ukraine as a pretext for the suppression of independent opinions and movements, says a new report by the Agora International Human Rights Association, “Freedom of Speech as a Casualty, Censorship as…