The Directorate is convinced that the ruling will lead to a new string of court hearings dragging out the process of compelling the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement for land on which to build an Assembly [Soborna] Mosque
The decision to stop broadcasting from 1 January 2009 on national FM channels will affect the BBC, Voice of America and “Radio Svoboda / Azadlyg”
"As the murders of Russian journalists go unsolved, there are increasing signs that the impunity of Russias contract killers is not accidental"
The new draft law tabled recently in parliament has failings which need to be ironed out, but also some positive amendments on the current law
“Ukrainska Pravda” and “Korespondent.net” are angered over a statement made by the Presidents Press Secretary in which she asserted that the question from Internet users which had gained the most votes reflected the interests of Russian users
22.12.08 | Halya Coynash
Ukraines politicians appear to be oblivious to the acute dangers posed by the present economic crisis and are still engaged tin hurling accusations and blaming others for problems that they all bear direct responsibility for dealing with
All those whose actions are directed “against the security of the Russian Federation, including its constitutional system, sovereignty, territorial and state integrity” will become traitors and spies in Russia if new amendments to the Criminal Code are passed.
15.12.08 | Halya Coynash
I write these words in the last month of 2008 in an attempt to pull the issue of anti-Semitism in Ukraine from the edge of a black hole in which time and space have ceased to exist, and to stop blurring different issues in order to move forward in our time and space
15.12.08 | Viacheslav Likhachev
The author has been carrying out monitoring for several years which makes the empirical data here of the greatest interest
15.12.08 | Sergei Kovalev
Speech by renowned human rights defender and Head of the Russian “Memorial” Society to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 2008
20-year-old Salekh Azizovs headless body was found by police on 6 December in a Moscow region.forest Human rights defenders are convinced that the authorities are letting radicals see how far they can go
The disks removed in the search by men in masks, armed with police batons, contain databases with biographical information about tens of thousands of victims of Stalins repressions gathered by Memorial over twenty years