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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, non-profit information service funded by the U.S. Congress, broadcasting to the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and Russia.

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21 November at Drouot auction house in Paris held an unusual sale. Up for bid is the family archive of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, Supreme ruler of Russia from November 1918 to January 1920. Even for the experts preparing these trades, this task was far from simple, including moral and ethical point of view. This is one of the most difficult auctions in his practice, says Ivan Birr, a French expert in the field of Russian archival documents and paintings. According to him, in France there was no auction of this scale, connected with Russian history: "Sometimes the individual documents associated with the leaders of the White movement, such as letters of generals Miller, Krasnov, Wrangel, Yudenich, Denikin. But it's two, three, four, five documents. And a...

In Russia there was a new movement in support of political prisoners. Its creators are relatives of the accused and convicts in criminal cases, which have been recognized as human rights defenders, fabricated and politically motivated. "Mothers against political repressions" – the so-called movement, whose members hope to show the public the scale of political repressions in modern Russia. The article is prepared on materials of the program "Man has the right". The new movement includes the parents and relatives of the accused in the case "New grandeur", banned in Russia organization “Network”, at "Rostov" and "Moscow" cases, the participants banned in Russia as a religious organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir". November 4 uniting parents held a solitary pickets...

In recent years, the temptation to write an obituary politics of European Union enlargement experienced by many. Agreeing with the arguments, I always resisted this temptation, but two developments in recent weeks in Brussels, made me change my mind. Yes, the policy of expanding the European Union really seems to be lifeless and will likely remain so for a long time. The main theme of the meeting of heads of state and government of the European Union in Brussels on 17-18 October there was a new agreement Brucite that morning on the eve of the summit signed British and European negotiators, and which EU leaders willingly endorsed the same day by evening. A second main theme was the categorical refusal by France to give the green light to start negotiations...

The HRC Member Tamara Morshchakova told RBC that wrote a statement of withdrawal from the Board on human rights and sent it to the General mailing list of the HRC. Earlier Morshchakova spoke out against the resignation from the post of Chairman of the Council Mikhail Fedotov, who headed the HRC in 2010. She did not support the decision to remove him due to reaching the age limit of stay on civil service. "70 years is not an obstacle to the implementation of its activities on the merits," she said. Leaving from Council Tatyana Morshchakova from 1991 to 1995 he was a judge of the constitutional court, in 1995, she became Deputy Chairman of the constitutional court and remained in that post until 2002. She participated in drafting the Russian Constitution and...

Already more than 175 thousand people signed a petition to prevent obtaining Russian TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov Italian citizenship. Two weeks ago the petition addressed to the mayor of the Italian municipality of Crimea, near lake Como, and the Minister of internal Affairs of Italy Luciana Lamorgese, created by the Italian priest from Russia, FR. He is known for his YouTube channel "Cleric", which signed more than 50 thousand users. Radio Liberty talked to father Sergius to understand what motivates him and what he expects: – my Main motive, that prompted me to do this: they sent me a video (I do not watch, of course, for him, I may say, creativity), where nightingales in the air yelling at the Tartar, who sent him an unpleasant message. I was very...

On 30 October, the Moscow city court changed the sentence to the young actor Pavel Ustinov in the case of the attack on the employee of Regardie during a rally in Moscow on 3 August. Assigned to one year of imprisonment conditionally. The panel of the court determined to change the category of serious crimes on average. Thus Paul's defense Ustinov intends to continue to achieve its full justification. Business Ustinov on the resulting resonance is compared with the detention of the journalist of "Medusa" Ivan Golunova. As in the protection of Golunova, in support of Ustinov were not only dissidents, human rights activists and "colleagues on shop", but also loyal to the current government figures. So, the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan called the case...

In the Kirov region Russia annexed the Crimea a scandal erupted around an unknown human remains. They dug at the construction site of a water main. Archaeologists suggest that these were the bones from ancient burial mounds, however, has not yet received the evaluation data, can't say this with absolute certainty. The locals accuse them of desecration of graves in an old Muslim cemetery. In late August, Crimean Tatar activists have sounded the alarm. According to them, when carrying out construction works on the site of the extinct village of ungut in the Kirovsky district were found human remains. Local residents said that there was once a cemetery, and so bones belong to Ungut inhabited the Crimean Tatars. As proof, they brought pictures of the excavated...

In the town of Armyansk in Northern Crimea residents again complain of the smell of toxic fumes from kislotoustoichiv where drains waste from the local chemical plant. This happened a year ago – then had to stop the enterprise, and all the children out of the city. The authorities of the Peninsula to pretend that the situation is under control, and the citizens became desperate: one is running from Armyansk, the other trying to get used to the inconvenience because they do not believe that the problem can be solved. "I think in honor of the holiday" on September 21 at the Armenian celebrated the city day. The weather is not conducive to folk festivities: it was cloudy and cool. But residents unusual for the Crimea the cold was welcomed as a gift of fate...

International day of peace by the decision of the UN General Assembly is celebrated annually on 21 September as a day of global non-violence and ceasefire. On this day around the world held massive anti-war demonstrations. In St. Petersburg for the campaign has traditionally been the chosen format, not requiring coordination with the city administration. The marchers walked along the sidewalks from Griboedov channel quay, to the Alexander gardens without flags and banners, holding balloons. Several participants stood in pickets, which were interpreted by police as "uncoordinated mass action". Just in March attended by over 50 people, three were arrested.

The Main task of the information-analytical site "Siberia.Realities", a regional project of Radio Liberty, honest, balanced, impartial, accurate story of the daily life of the most important territories of the Russian Federation, filling the gap of information about Siberia, the analysis of socio-economic processes occurring in this rich, it seems to have been developed, but is largely still unknown in the European part of Russia region. The most interesting reports and comments "Siberia.Reality" read in the pages of the website Radio Liberty. About "Siberian" identity, we now don't speak. And dangerous – one never knows, accused of encroachment on the territorial integrity of Russia, and that's all, with all the consequences at present consequences...

Hardly someone will be surprised that the next big film Yuri Dude on a serious topic became one of the main events of the Runet. A three-hour documentary dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Beslan tragedy. Katerina Gordeeva: Film Yuri Dude "Beslan. Remember" - is very important. It is necessary to watch, even if it is three hours and ten minutes. This film not only as written in the announcement about "people who continue to live a normal life, as much as for him the attack, no hit". The film, especially its second half —about how society has changed, the country people after the terrorist attack at school number one in Beslan. Now there's the nick - three hours of conversations with people recorded memory. Former hostages in the film interfere with...

People who have taken power in Ukraine call themselves and who have kids. Listen, because in Ukraine there are neither citizens nor residents, and there are only dudes, dudes, Yes the devil, that so the enemies, using "on". "Not so – correct me. We still say that each of us is the President. In addition cortv, of course." This is the natural language of the new government. So they see the world and reflect sounds, moderately articulate. We need these people turn out to be not quite adults, but in their eyes they are simply modern or modern and contemporary. Word "state", "power", "politics", they do not invest in those very important senses, which had not yet been eliminated from textbooks. For these people, everything is easier, lighter, more fun. They...

Kirill Vyshinsky at large. Ukrainian political prisoners and prisoners of war still in detention in Russia and "people's republics". It seems that some or many of them will be released soon into the wild, under secret agreements between Moscow, Kiev, Paris and Berlin, one result of which was the decision of the Kyiv court of appeal on Wyszynski. It is also possible that right now as you read these lines, the Russian side slowly begins to fulfill his part of the agreement. However, it is important to capture the moment: Wyszynski released from detention, his Ukrainian, as if to say, brothers is not yet released. Comment on what is happening in different ways. From the point of view of the political, which leads to sad thoughts. About how the changing world...

Unity, the desire for freedom and correct historical injustices for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which in 1939 the Molotov – Ribbentrop Pact was deprived of sovereignty – such were the main motives of millions of people, 30 years ago, on 23 August 1989, who stood holding hands in a live chain from Vilnius to Tallinn. Unique peaceful public action "Baltic way" was broken and the visible symbol of the long-awaited changes in the historical fate of the Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians. Last but not least the spiritual power gave them the song. The author of the term "singing revolution" is an Estonian artist and politician Heinz Valk. Out of Estonia's famous song festivals with thousands of participants, spread out from the middle of the NINETEENTH...

The Correspondent of Radio Liberty visited the Georgian village Gugutiantkari, which was the center of attention after employees of power structures of South Ossetia and Russian border guards have resumed for this portion of the work on border demarcation, which is considered public. (Russia, in contrast to virtually the entire world community, recognized the independence of the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia.) Barbed wire and metal fence cut the village, leaving a number of houses, farmland and water sources "abroad", where the citizens of Georgia the path is closed. On the road of Gori – Tskhinvali length of about 30 kilometers is quite busy traffic. Both sides are racing trucks, cars, taxis and buses. At first glance this is surprising, because the...