Let’s help Ukraine to keep warm!

Cold days are coming. Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been severely damaged by the war. The country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukrainians are in critical need of portable wood-burning furnaces, heaters and electric power generators. You can help Ukraine and buy necessary goods for residents of freezing towns and cities. We are […]

Uncontrollable violence is spreading in Russia. We need to act (STATEMENT)

Protests continue in Russia after the Kremlin’s decision to mobilize men. The announced partial “mobilization” is de facto a roundup of everyone. The whole world saw pictures of increasingly brutal arrests of protesters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and other cities.   However the poorest and minority regions are paying the highest price for […]

Projekt Help.FreeRussia

The Association “Za Wolną Rosję” strongly opposes the war initiated by Putin in Ukraine. We understand that in the current circumstances it is hardly appropriate to talk about sympathy for Russian citizens. Nevertheless, Russians are a very diverse group of people. Among them, there are those who fought very long and with great determination for […]

Only united we can stand

We, Russians living abroad and sharing democratic values and principles, strongly condemn the unprovoked military attack of the Russian Government on independent and sovereign Ukraine. We call on the international community to give the strongest possible response, including harsh sanctions against the aggressor. >>> You can sign here <<< [cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”2/3″][cmsms_text] We also urge the […]

Boris Nemtsov Forum 2019

The Boris Nemtsov Forum is one of the leading conferences which bring together Russian, European and American politicians, activists, intellectuals and journalists who share liberal values and have a strong interest in facilitating dialogue between global-minded Russians and Europeans. The Forum pays tribute to the legacy of Boris Nemtsov, former first Deputy Prime Minister of […]

Sign the petition for the registration of independent candidates to the Moscow City Duma

FAO: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe In connection to violations committed by the Moscow executive authorities in providing access for independent candidates to the election to the Moscow City Council (Duma), persecution of citizens […]

“We don’t need the State Department to hold a revolution”

HANNA LIUBAKOVA Статья доступна на русском языке. Russian human rights campaigner Svetlana Gannushkina has spent several decades defending the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. She is the Chair of Russia’s Civic Assistance Committee, heads Memorial’s Migration Rights Network, and until 2012 was a member of Russia’s Presidential Council on the development of civil […]

Russian State Against Children

Over the past few days, on the eve of Children’s Day, we have published information about various tragedies that concern minors and the responsibility for which lies with the Russian state. The facts that we published are well known, they have been confirmed by both international organizations and, in some cases, by official bodies in […]

Kleptostop. There is always a way out

Sanctions against Kremlin’s oligarchs? There is always a way out. Kleptostop.org investigates Rotenbergs’ properties in the EU. In 2017, a series of investigation reports on the assets of the Kremlin oligarchs in EU was published by independent researchers of the Munscanner.com – an anticorruption volunteers’ project investigating legality of activities carried out by bureaucrats and […]

Does Russia follow the European Local Government Charter? Monitoring results

The European Charter of Local Self-Government was adopted in 1985 by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and is the most important multilateral document defining the fundamental principles of the functioning of local self-government. The Charter is an international treaty and therefore has priority over the national legislation of […]