Mira Livadina

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9 articles

Criminal trial How the Russian regime is torturing veteran human rights activist Oleg Orlov for his anti-war views


A new hope The killing of her husband has led the previously disinclined Yulia Navalnaya to step into the political limelight


War and punishment How Russia’s criminal justice system has been weaponised as part of the country’s war effort


Rough justice Three lawyers representing jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny were arrested in Moscow last week in what appears to have been a warning against defending political prisoners


Courting favour Who are the judges imposing decades-long jail sentences on anyone criticising Putin’s war in Ukraine?


‘Everyone’s sentence is the same — as long as Putin is in power’ Mikhail Khodorkovsky on how to survive a prison sentence that only seems to grow longer


A portrait of Valery Zorkin, chairman of Russia’s Constitutional Court The top judge has backed all of the Kremlin’s initiatives over the past 20 years


The rise and fall of Sergey Shoigu Russian defence minister Shoigu started his political career during one coup and received the fatal blow during another one

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