Svetlana Sidorkina: “Defending the innocent is the most difficult thing of all”
Svetlana Sidorkina, one of Russia’s leading human rights lawyers, talks about how hard the Russian justice system can be to beat. RU
“We refused everything France wanted to give us”: Oksana Shalygina’s first post-prison interview
This time last year, performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and Oksana Shalygina fled Russia under threat of prosecution. Now they’re facing arson charges in Paris. RU
No home, no work, no family: the difficulties of rehabilitation for Russia’s ex-prisoners
Confiscation of property, slave labour, deceit, despair. What else do Russian ex-cons face when they leave prison?
The man in black: interview with Russian anarchist Dmitry Buchenkov
For Russian investigators and judges, it doesn’t matter if you’ve taken part in protest actions or not. Public criticism of the state can serve as a pretext for imprisonment.
"I don't falsify elections and I don't spread propaganda. But I'm still a teacher, I exist"
As Russian law enforcement turns its steely eye to the country's classrooms, three schoolteachers share their experiences of politics and propaganda. Русский
“Young people in Russia today don’t have it easy”
After young people and students took to the streets, education is firmly on the agenda in Russia. An interview with Mikhail Sokolov on the threats to academic freedom and whether one of Russia's leading universities will survive. Русский