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September 09, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit has wrapped up. Diplomats and business executives mingled at cocktail receptions and watched $8 million fireworks on Russy...
September 06, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov This article is  a crosspost from Huffington Post. September 1st is Knowledge Day in Russia, a big cultural holiday marking the beginning of the school year. Russian...
August 21, 2012 On Friday, August 17th, 2012, I took part in one of many protests around the world in support of the jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot. A Russian courts has convicted Yekaterina Samutsevich...
August 15, 2012 This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights Series.  The London Olympics produced new world records, new superstars and, this year, crossed a number of new human rights...
August 13, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov A verdict in the sham trial of members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot is expected this week. Not shaken by a recent gay rights protest at the London Olympics, the Kremlin...
August 07, 2012 Photo courtesy of Gazeta.ru By Innokenty Grekov The world is now witnessing the second painful week of the politically motivated and media-dominating trial of three members of Pussy Riot...
July 12, 2011 2009 Celebration at Darchei Shalom (c) jjew.ru At 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, young masked men threw Molotov cocktails at the Darchei Shalom synagogue in Moscow. None of the bombs...

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Senator Gardner, Co-Chair Smith, Ranking Member Cardin, and Members of the Helsinki Commission, I would like to thank you and Chairman Wicker for giving me the opportunity to testify today regarding...
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Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...

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