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About Alexander Kotsyubinsky

Dr Alexander Kotsyubinsky is a psychiatrist and professor at the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute. 

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Has punitive psychiatry returned to Russia?

Harsh sentences have been meted out to Russians who took part in last year’s political demonstrations on Bolotnaya Square. But possibly none more chilling that the compulsory treatment in a mental hospital ordained recently for Mikhail Kosenko. Our regular contributor, Daniil Kotsyubinsky, discussed the matter with his psychiatrist father.

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