“Critics Become Heroes in Prison”


Mass protest in Moscow after the mobilization on September 21.

He cannot return to Russia. That would be too dangerous. Maria Kuznecova (24) now lives in Georgia. He is sitting at a wooden table during a video interview. Next to it, a gas stove. Behind her is a picture from Ikea. Russian authorities have arrested her several times, ransacked her home and ransacked her workplace. The FSB domestic secret service interrogated them for hours.

Her friends – well-known opposition figures such as Andrey Pivovarov, Ilya Yashin and Vladimir Kara-Murza – were imprisoned and tortured. A complaint is filed against Maria because she belongs to an “undesirable organization”. He works as a spokesperson for OVD-Info, a Russian NGO that documents human rights violations and helps political prisoners.

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