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THE ABOVE PHOTO OF PUTIN’S VICTIMS IS FROM WIKIMEDIA (Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov)
POLITZEKI (Political prisoners)


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The Queen of Russia portrait of Putin by Peter Ravn

The following is information regarding Russia's political prisoners in general. Khodorkovsky has been "freed" - more like exiled to me - because he is more of a problem for Putin in jail than out. This is not a gesture of compassion; Putin hasn’t a drop of compassion in him.

The following are book by and about Khodorkovsky, some in different languages:
Khodorkovsky (Goodreads)

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(This is how many Russians live outside of Moscow)

Cyril Tuschi’s documentary on Khdorkovsky (Facebook)

Boris Ryzhy (considered poet of Perestroika)

Open Russia
Khodorkovsky Communications Center (Facebook)

Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Facebook, in Russian)

Putin’s bully tactics:
The ‘Open Russia’ movement is being kicked out of another office
Khodorkovsky Launches New Media After Open Russia Ban
Russia Blocks Khodorkovsky's Open Russia Website
‘His fate is the fate of Russian history’ Igor Malashenko, founder of Russia’s first independent TV station, dies at 64
Putin called all members of Yukos he couldn’t sway thieves, criminals and zeros……..understandably the average Russians living in Russia fell for all that, however shame on all his supporters and apologists in the West. Any former members of Yukos who went with Putin are cowards with no values (namely Surkov (Surkov leaks) who is very proud of his own work particularly the annexation of Crimea (which apparently he denies) and Ukraine.

Inform Napalm - hacker group CyberHunta

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One Yukos employee, Alexei Pichugin, still remains in jail, accused of murder, and still refuses to go against his former boss Khodorkovsky. Such hatred Putin still has for Yukos he has one of its members still lingering in jail. A biographical essay (Russian) is available and there are also photos . Journalist Valeriy Shiryaev has written a book on Pichugin’s case Trial of Vengeance"(English). Incidentally, during his interrogation Pichugin was administered truth-serum and he still had nothing to say.
Home - Alexey PichuginAlexey Pichugin - The longest serving political prisoner in Russia



The following are some respected Human Rights Organizations in Russia; NGO’s are having a very difficult time under Russia's present leader.
4 years ago (27th July 2009) the activist of anti-putin “Other Russia” party Rim Shamgaliyev was killed in the prison. Rim was an opera-singer. (Picture):
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Another member of Yukos, the gifted, educated and intelligent Vasily Alexanyan, a man with principles, was mocked for his loyalty to Khodorkovsky; he paid with his life: :
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  • Mourning the Death of Vasily Alexanyan (1971-2011)
  • 6 Oct 2011
  • Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Communications Center
  • On Monday the family of Vasily Georgievich Alexanyan reported to the media that the young lawyer had passed away following health complications arising from his HIV-AIDS condition. His tragic death at the young age of 39 was not an accident, but the product of cruel and inhuman treatment he received at the hands of Russian prosecutors and prison officials during a prolonged unlawful imprisonment from 2006 to 2009 as part of the state's attack on Yukos.

  • Statement from Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    VASILY ALEXANYAN

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As for my personal perception, I’m not ashamed to say to the citizens who voted for me, that throughout these eight years, I have worked like a galley slave. I am pleased with the results of my work…. " (Putin)
20 palaces and villas: with opulent fittings worthy of an emperor
15 helicopters
43 aircraft including an airliner that features an $11 million cabin fitted out by jewelers -and that toilet which, the report says, cost close to $100,000
53.7-metre yacht: with designer interior, a spa pool, waterfall and wine cellar
11 luxury watches
Five-decked yacht: with a jacuzzi, barbecue, a maple wood colonnade and a huge bathroom faced in marble
(NOT EVEN KHODORKOVSKY LIVED LIKE THIS WHEN HE WAS THE RICHEST MAN IN RUSSIA)


Lubyanka in 2011

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VERA TRIFONOVA (she too refused to sign papers for the Putin Regime):
How Vera Trifonova Was ‘Purposefully Destroyed’
Russian Judge Resigns Amid Controversy Over Woman's Death In Detention

Rights in Russia (registered in the UK)
Russia Freedom HouseGrani.ru


Online Journals: TVRAIN (IN RUSSIAN) TVRAIN TWITTER - online journal struggling to remain independent
OVD-Info - The Russian Reader OVD-Info DONATE
Meduza — The Real Russia. Today.
News / ГОРДОН. (GORDONUA)
Caucasian Knot | Caucasian Knot

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The Power Vertical/Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Valeriya Novodvorskaya, fearless Putin critic; her last statement. Valeria Novodvorskaya’s “Short Course on the Historical Philosophy of Russia" Life and Death of a Russian Freedom Fighter Marina Sal’ye, another Putin critic (her documents) Marina Sal’ye’s documents on facebook

Finally, We Know About the Moscow Bombings
Amy Knight NOVEMBER 22, 2012
Documentary banned by Putin (published Apr. 26, 2012) (Putin’s apartment bombings)
https://ru.krymr.com
PAUL A. GOBLE Website: http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com
Paul Goble is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. He has served as director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn, and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. Earlier he has served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Euromaidan Press republishes the work of Paul Goble with permission from his blog Window on Eurasia.


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BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON (Goodreads)- Rebecca West’s memoirs of the former Yugoslavia just before WWII. Very informative and concerning the differences between Orthodox Christians, Catholic Christians, and Muslims.

BLACK AND LAMB GREY FALCON / REBECCA WEST; ESSENTIAL READING FOR WESTERNERS (AND BIASED EASTERN EUROPEANS) WHO DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT BALKAN COUNTRIES. I DON’T KNOW IF THE CLINTONS HAD READ THIS BOOK WHEN DEALING WITH THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA (downloadable from Internet Archive)
Download:
BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON, VOL 1
BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON, VOL 2
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part I (the Atlantic)
The Bells of the Kremlin: An Experience in Communism /Arvo Tuominen
Reminiscences by Nicholas Poppe (Russian anti-Communist)



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The Other Russia
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Boris Nemtsov’s White Paper in Full | La Russophobe
Навальный
Yabloko - another party critical of Putin
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Kasyanov, marching in memory of Boris Nemtsov
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oD Russia | openDemocracy
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March in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow (2017-02-26)
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The venerated Liudmila Alexeeva, chairperson of MOSCOW HELSINKI GROUP




In 2012, Boris Nemtsov and Leonid Martynyuk published their investigative piece, “The Life of a Galley Slave (palaces, yachts, cars, airplanes, and other accessories)”, which exposed the extent of Vladimir Putin’s wealth and assets in detail. The western media reported on aspects of the report, but an English language translation had not been available until now:
As for my personal perception, I’m not ashamed to say to the citizens who voted for me, that throughout these eight years, I have worked like a galley slave. I am pleased with the results of my work…. (Putin)

NEWS - LUC

Каспаров.Ru. Интернет-газета Гарри Каспарова
WWW.OPPRESSION.ORG / EUROPE / Russia's Smallest Victims
Lyudmila Ulitskaya: why I'm not afraid of Vladimir Putin | World news | The Observer
European Movement: Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton on Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev case

Sites pertaining to Khodorkovsky and Lebedev:
Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center
Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center | Facebook
images_med_hr_med_hr_med_hr_med_hr-2 Accused of participating in Nemtsov’s assassination; claims he was coerced


Mikhail Khodorkovsky Society
Mikhail Khodorkovsky | World news | guardian.co.uk

Chechens Who Fought in Ukraine Demand That Putin Restrain Kadyrov
From Chechnya to Syria (not a jihadi site)

Novayagazeta




Международный фонд социально-экономических и политологических исследований (Горбачев-Фонд)
(in English) http://www.gorby.ru/en/
Фонд Защиты Гласности
Glasnost Defense Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glasnost Defence Foundation (Moscow) - Rights in Russia
The Gorbachev Foundation of North America

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Transparency International
From Khodorkovsky to Politkovskaya | Coalition Against Hate

Hermitage Capital and William Browder Story
Stop the Untouchables - Justice for Sergei Magnitsky
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Senator McCain Calls Upon President Obama to Apply Aggressive New Sanctions Designed to Combat Terrorism to the Russian Organized Crime Group Who Murdered Sergei Magnitsky
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS OWNER: Vladimir Putin Stole My Super Bowl Ring, And George Bush Told Me To Forget About It - from that moment on the American government should have clamped down on Putin.
THESE RUSSIAN OLIGARCHS ARE MAKING DONALD TRUMP RICH

Committee for Russian Economic Freedom » NEWS: Russian, Finnish Civic Activists Write to Their Presidents
As State Fumbles Fire Response, Russia Discovers A New Strength: People Power - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010
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