"[...] the striving for freedom never died out in Russia, and over the centuries in each generation
there have been people who devoted their lives to the struggle for freedom, and sacrificed their lives
for freedom's sake."
Ludmila Alekseeva

Welcome to Human Rights Groups in Russia, a website produced by Rights in Russia. This website will contain a database of human rights groups in the Russian Federation.

Press Releases

  • Memorial recognises Astrakhan resident Igor Stenin as a political prisoner On 16 May 2016 resident of Astrakhan Igor Stenin, who is a Russian nationalist of oppositionist views, was sentenced to two years in a low-security penal colony for public ...
    Posted 17 Jun 2016, 08:12 by Rights in Russia
  • Journalist Andrei Loshak in conversation with Yury Orlov (Moscow Helsinki Group) 31 May 2016Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Facebook]By Andrei Loshak, journalistMay was the month of many dissident anniversaries: [Natalya] Gorbanevskaya turned 80, Andrei Dmitrievich [Sakharov] – 95 ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2016, 13:18 by Rights in Russia
  • Boris Altshuler: Speech at the conference marking the 40th anniversary of the Moscow Helsinki Group 12 May 2016. By Boris Altshuler, Chair of the board, Right of the Child, Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group The announced theme of my speech ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2016, 09:01 by Rights in Russia
  • Memorial Human Rights Centre: List of Political Prisoners as of 9 May 2016 25 May 2016Source: Memorial Human Rights CentreList of individuals recognised as political prisoners by the Memorial Human Rights Centre as of 9 May 2016 We consider political prisoners ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2016, 00:18 by Rights in Russia
  • Moscow Helsinki Group celebrates 40th anniversary with Moscow conference 16 May 2016 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group On 12th May the oldest of today’s human rights organizations, the Moscow Helsinki Group, was 40 years old. In celebration it held ...
    Posted 22 May 2016, 13:04 by Rights in Russia
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