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The “Irremovable Regiment” Makes Itself Heard in Russia’s Regions

Posted on June 14, 2017

he June 12 anti-corruption protests took place slightly differently in each city. In some places everything took place peacefully, in other cities the demonstrations were met with mass detentions as in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In some regions Open Russia …

Call to Help: 1700 Detained During Peaceful Anti-Corruption Protests

Posted on June 13, 2017

The Open Russia Human Rights team is calling for your support in providing help to hundreds of people, primarily young people, who are now awaiting an uncertain fate in police stations across the country for nothing more than publicly expressing …

#Enough: The Irremovable Regiment

Posted on June 9, 2017

Press Release 09.06.17 On June 12, the national holiday “Russia Day”, Open Russia is supporting the nationwide protest movement with its own demonstration “the Irremovable Regiment”, which is a part of the larger anti-Putin #Enough campaign.  It will take the …

Open Russia Kazan Headquarters Raided by Anti-corruption Police

Posted on May 26, 2017

Investigators from Russia’s Economic Crimes unit conducted an unexpected raid today on the office of Open Russia’s Tatarstan coordinator Ilya Novikov. The officers confiscated documents and technical office equipment as evidence. Novikov has stated that at an earlier point he …

Open Russia Announces its 2017 Journalism as a Profession Award

Posted on May 19, 2017

Press release 19.05.2017 The Journalism as a Profession award committee is now accepting entries for consideration in its 2017 annual award ceremony. The Journalism as a Profession award may be presented to Russian authors for Russia-themed articles and looks to …

Alexander Soloviev: “We Are Open And Ready To Cooperate”

Posted on May 18, 2017

Alexander Soloviev, diplomat by education and ex-assistant to Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov, joined the Open Russia movement in November last year, and after just half a year has become the movement’s chairman after the April 2017 elections in Tallinn, Estonia.  …

Human Rights, Freedom and Justice

Posted on May 17, 2017

On Saturday May 13 Open Russia held its Human Rights, Freedom and Justice conference in Berlin in memory of renowned human rights lawyer Yury Schmidt. The conference consisted of three roundtable discussions: “Freedom of speech and freedom of assembly as …

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