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About Maxim Yefimov

Maxim Yefimov is a human rights activist and  blogger from the northern Russian region of Karelia. He is the head of the local Youth Human Rights Group. Russian authorities are accusing him of fostering hate for his critical remarks on Kremlin policy and the Orthodox Church. He is currently seeking political asylum in Estonia. 

Articles by Maxim Yefimov

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Why I fled Russia

Maxim Yefimov was an activist working in the field of human rights in Karelia, in the Russian Far North. Following criticism of the Russian Orthodox Church, authorities attempted to incarcerate him in a mental institution. He was kept sane by the conviction he was doing right, but eventually the threat led to flee the country. Here is his story.

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