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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More

25 Russians to Watch

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Russian Grantee Wins Ruling, Repayment on Tax Status of Foreign Donations

Russia has repaid Agora Human Rights Association nearly one million rubles in excess taxes, the result of a precedent-setting ruling which found that Russian nonprofits are not required to pay tax on donations from foreign donors. Read More

Grantee Awarded Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly

The Committee Against Torture, a human rights grantee based in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, was awarded the biennial Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to honor "outstanding civil society ... Read More
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Grantmaking in Russia

A downloadable brochure describing MacArthur’s grantmaking in Russia, which supports universities and other institutions engaged in scholarly research and training, and promotes the development of effective human rights protections. Read More

Russia–U.S. Community Development Exchange

In an exchange made possible by MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, American community development experts from LISC met with their Russian counterparts to share strategies and experiences in working to improve urban neighborhoods. Read More

What the Russian Papers Say

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Medvedev Orders Deep Police Reforms

Claiming abuses by police officers had "eroded" their authority, Russian President Medvedev pledged to take a personal role in reforming the country's police force. Read More

European Court Holds Russia, Cyprus Accountable for Trafficking

The European Court of Human Rights found that Cyprus and Russia violated the rights of a 20-year-old Russian woman by failing to protect her from trafficking. Read More

Russia Ends Opposition to Rights Court

Russia reversed its opposition to reforms in the European Court of Human Rights. The Duma passed legislation that clears the way for the Court to handle a large backlog of complaints, one-third of which were filed ... Read More

MacArthur's Igor Zevelev on Russia's Future

MacArthur's Russia Office Director Igor Zevelev argues that Russian identity will grow out of the existing historical legacies and deep-rooted cultural traditions, while at the same time adjusting itself for a new vector of global ... Read More

Staff

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Igor Zevelev

Director, Russia Office
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Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
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John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
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Mikhail Troitskiy

Deputy Director, Russia Office

Olga Abalakina

Program Assistant, Russia

Zoya Fedorova

Office Services Assistant, Russia

Igor G. Kadiaev

Technical Assistant, Russia

Natalie Osipova

Chief Accountant, Russia