"[...] the striving for freedom never died out in Russia, and over the centuries in each generation
there have been people who devoted their lives to the struggle for freedom, and sacrificed their lives
for freedom's sake."
Ludmila Alekseeva 
"[...] the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality,
and accelerating development and human progress [...],"
Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expresssion
Welcome to this website, Internet Freedom in Russia, devoted to a project by Agora Human Rights Association to monitor
and protect freedom of the Internet in Russia

Latest News

  • Court dismisses suit against blogger for negative tweets about Sochi police 6 June 2014 Source: Open News Agency On 6 June Khotinsky district court in Sochi refused to consider a suit for defamation brought by the local police department against the ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2014, 08:26 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Articles

  • Six months of the absurd: what the authorities have achieved with their website 'blacklist' 24 April 2013 By Pavel Chikov, chair of Agora Human Rights Association, and Damir Gainutdinov, legal analyst with Agora Human Rights Association(Photos: Forbes)Source: Forbes The attempts by the ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2013, 01:53 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Press Release

  • 1197 Instances of restrictions on Internet freedom in 2012 identified by human rights activists 4 February 2013Source: Open Information AgencyAgora Human Rights Association has presented its annual report "Russia as a Global Threat to Internet Freedom" In 2012, legal experts at the ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2013, 11:16 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Report

  • Agora reviews a new strategy for legislation to regulate the Internet 14 February 2013 Source: eliberator At first glance, the strategy for the regulation of legal relations on the Internet published on 13 February [Note 1] looks much more favourable than ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2013, 07:15 by Rights in Russia
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Latest Monthly Digest from Agora

  • Agora Digest: February 2013 (December 2012 - Feburary 2013) The New Generation Digest No. 12-01-02 (47) AGORA Association (December 2012, January-February 2013) IN TODAY'S ISSUE: International level / European Court of Human Rights / Federal level / Publications ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2013, 09:12 by Rights in Russia
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Latest News on Human Rights in Russia from HRO.org

  • HRO.org in English Read translations of materials about human rights in Russia from the website HRO.org HERE
    Posted 28 Dec 2012, 22:18 by Rights in Russia
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