Category : Russia

We want justice for Natasha

A plea for Natalia Estemirova

Memorial activist killed

Natalia Estemirova, a researcher for Russian group memorial, has been found dead in Ingushetia. Read more here

Anger as Russia closes down history website

A group of British academics including the historian Orlando Figes and the poet and translator Robert Chandler have spoken out after authorities in Russia closed down a website dealing with the country’s controversial Soviet past. Read more here

Russian editor dies after attack

Yacheslav Yaroshenko, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Korruptsiya i Prestupnost (Corruption and Crime) died yesterday after sustaining head wounds in an attack in April. Read more here

Anna Politkovskaya: retrial must hear new evidence

The family of the slain journalist has called for the retrial of those accused of involvement in her murder to include a comprehensive new investigation. Maria Eismont reports

Politkovskaya murder case set for retrial

Russia’s Supreme Court has overturned the acquital of three men charged with the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist Anna Politkovskaya. A retrial has been ordered Read more here

Glasnost Defence Foundation (GDF)

The Glasnost Defence Foundation is a non-profit organisation that defends journalists, journalism, and the freedom of expression in Russia. The foundation identifies and records all individual cases of journalists’ rights violations in Russia.

Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations (CJES)

The Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations is a human rights organisation created to assist the establishment and realization of freedom for mass information and the strengthening of the legal basis for all actors in the arena of mass information. CJES aims to protect journalists’ rights and freedoms.

Orlando Figes: a victory for Russian history

A St Petersburg court has confirmed that the police raid on Gulag archive Memorial was illegal

Lebedev’s standards

Is the Evening Standard headed for the same fate as Alexander Lebedev’s under-resourced Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta? Andrei Soldatov reports

Russia’s re-education

My history book is the latest victim of the Kremlin’s attempts to rehabilitate the Soviet Union, says Orlando Figes

Anna Politkovskaya: no justice

The acquittals in the Anna Politkovskaya murder case highlight a culture of impunity that must be brought to an end, writes Tanya Lokshina