Rights in Russia: Week-ending 16 October 2015 Comment Karinna Moskalenko comments on the investigation into Anna Politkovskaya’s murder (from Radio Svoboda) HRO.org in English Memorial Human Rights Centre opens new website Maria Gorbach on education for human rights in Perm region: What are they not teaching in schools? Quote for the Day Julia Ioffe: “Putin […]
Notwithstanding the old adage that behind every great man there stands a great woman, too many great men forget to acknowledge the women who walked with them in the wilderness and who shared the struggle in the days before the glory. Not so Isi Leibler, a former president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, […]
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Human rights advocates on xenophobia in Ukraine: situation stable; some factors cause for concern The National Minority Rights Monitoring Group has published the quarterly midline report on manifestations of xenophobia in Ukraine in July-September 2015. According to the results of the Group’s monitoring of minority rights violations, xenophobia, and hate crimes, the situation in Ukraine […]
The members at USCJ wanted to personally thank everyone for their recent contributions. Your donations make it possible for us to do what we do, and help those who need it most. We would like to remember those that we have lost: The Bulgar Family Zygfryd B. Wollock May there memories live on.
Rights in Russia: Week-ending 2 October 2015 HRO.org in English Sergei Lukashevsky: ‘It is not fitting for an organization that bears the name of Sakharov to blacken its own reputation’ Liudmila Alekseeva asks Putin to finally abolish ‘foreign agent’ law Liudmila Alekseeva: I want to ask the president a question Statement by Memorial Human Rights […]
“I decided to take the conversation to a slightly different level,” journalist Oleg Kashin says about his decision to publish A Letter To The Leaders Of The Russian Federation. By Carl Schreck October 06, 2015 In 1973, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer and dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn sent a letter to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev denouncing, […]
Strasbourg 28, 2015 In our country the human rights movement was born a half a century ago. I am proud and happy that since the very beginning of this movement I took the proactive role in its development. Human rights and protection of human dignity became my life-time project. It is the story of my […]
He’s cornered the Jewish market. Now Pinhas Slobodnik is expanding his empire to Muslims — 11 percent of Russia’s populace BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ October 5, 2015 MOSCOW (JTA) — At Russia’s largest kosher food factory, owner Pinhas Slobodnik welcomes his Muslim workers with a greeting in Arabic that he pronounces in a thick Russian accent. Some 120 […]
September 29, 2015 (JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi condemned the government’s listing of a Jewish welfare group as a foreign agent, calling it part of a policy which is making Jews insecure of their future in Russia. Boruch Gorin, a Chabad rabbi who acts as a senior aide to Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and as […]