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About Yegor Skovoroda

Yegor Skovoroda is a correspondent for MediaZona, where he covers political repressions and the state of the Russian criminal justice system. He is interested in neo-Nazism and radical political movements. 

Articles by Yegor Skovoroda

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Crimea: peninsula of torture

Three years on from Crimea’s annexation by Russia, brutal torture is being used to scare the peninsula into silence and submission.

The trials and tribulations of Alexei Navalny


The Russian government is determined to maintain the legal pressure on Alexei Navalny, a trained lawyer and leading opposition activist. But what is the Kremlin afraid of? На русском языке

Rough justice in Chechnya

Three recent court cases in Chechnya suggest that torture is routinely used to persuade people to confess to trumped up charges. на русском языке

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