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January 18, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 03, 2013 By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Later this month, the Russian Duma will consider whether to impose a national ban on “promoting homosexuality.” According to the proposed bill...
October 23, 2012 Recently on CTV News, Human Rights First’s Innokenty Grekov analyzed the current situation for the remaining imprisoned Pussy Riot members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. Grekov’s...
October 22, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov By now, it seems that everyone has heard of the Russian female punk collective Pussy Riot. Yet the band’s prosecution is but an episode in Russia’s ongoing misuse of...
October 10, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich is now free, but Moscow’s city court upheld two-year sentences for bandmates Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Mariya Alyokhina. Samutsevich’s...
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...

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