RUSSIA

Overview

Russia (Russian Россия), or the Russian Federation, covers almost one third of the surface of Eurasia and is the largest country in the world (17,125,191 km²). Russia borders eighteen countries and is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, home to over 200 nationalities and ethnic groups. The population of Russia according to the results of the 2016 Census is 146,544,710 people. Thus, Russia is ranked ninth in the world in population.
Russia has 85 equal subjects of the federation, including 22 autonomous republics, 9 territories, 46 regions, 3 federal cities, 1 autonomous region, and 4 autonomous districts. The capital of Moscow is home to over 14 million inhabitants. The official language of Russia is Russian. In the national autonomies (22 autonomous republics, 1 autonomous region, 4 autonomous districts) official status also have a local national language.
Russia is a secular state, where, according to the constitution, religious freedom is proclaimed. The most common are: Christianity (mainly Orthodox), Islam (in the majority Sunni), Buddhism and Judaism. In a number of areas remains a presence of local cults.

Moscow, Russia

IGFM Section Russia

The Russian section of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) was founded in Moscow in 1993 at the initiative of human rights defenders. During its existence the Section, in cooperation with other sections of the ISHR, and independently have implemented many projects, such as:
– “White Book of Russia” (the analysis of human rights in Russia);
– “Introduction to democracy – the example of Switzerland” (the use of the Western experience of a democratic state of law in Russia);
– 3 editions of the book “Gulag: Its builders, inhabitants and heroes” (dedicated to the protection of democracy and the historical knowledge of Russia);
– “Development of civil society in the CIS”;
– “Human rights in armed forces”;
– “Promotion of the International Criminal Court”;
– “Public campaign against racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism in the multinational Russian Federation” and others.
Currently, the Russian Section has over 900 human rights defenders carrying out their human rights activities in 47 regions of Russia. According to the charter of the ISHR, section members interact with human rights organizations and provide assistance to those who in their human rights activities renounce the use of violence, propaganda of violence, oppose the totalitarian forms of government.
Section members and experts regularly informed about the situation with human rights through the media, including provision of legal and human rights evaluation of specific events or legislative initiatives.
Russian section of the ISHR is one of the oldest human rights organizations in Russia, which continues to uphold the principles of independence and objectivity of the human rights in the current difficult conditions.

Reports

LGBT Rights in Russia: Legal background and current situation
Interview und Stellungnahme zu Russlands neuem NGO-Gesetz
IGFM für Freilassung von Sergej Resnik
Ein Reisebericht nach Perm zum Projekt „Wohnung“
In ehrenvollen Gedenken an Valerij Senderow

News from Russia

IGFM begrüßt die Freilassung des Journalisten Iwan Golunow

By | Friday, 21. June, 2019|Categories: Blog-News English, Country Russia, Country Russia, Russland, Uncategorized|

IGFM begrüßt die Freilassung des Journalisten Iwan Golunow Die Russische Sektion der IGFM begrüßt die Freilassung von Iwan Golunow. Es sei ein positives Zeichen, dass das Urteil der unabhängigen Experten-Kommission angenommen wurde. Kritisiert wurde jedoch

Protected employee, ISHR Armenia/Պաշտպանված աշխատող,ՄԻՄՀ Հայաստան

By | Tuesday, 28. May, 2019|Categories: Armenia, Blog-News English, Country Armenia, Country Russia, Country Russia, Im Fokus, Russland, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ցանցային սուպերմարկետներում և հագուստի վաճառասրահներում ներգրավված աշխատողների նկատմամբ գործատուների պահանջները անհամատեղելի են մարդու առողջության համար։ Աշխատողները ստիպված են 8-12 ժամ անընդհատ ոտքի վրա լինել, կատեգորիկ կերպով արգելվում է նստելը, ստիպված են աշխատել առանց հանգստյան

MOLDOVA HAS ONE OF HIGHEST INDICATORS OF PRISONERS PER CAPITA IN EUROPE

By | Friday, 5. April, 2019|Categories: Azerbaijan, Blog-News English, Country Azerbaijan, Country Azerbaijan, Country Georgia, Country Georgia, Country Georgian, Country Moldova, Country Moldova, Country Moldova, Country Russia, Country Russia, Georgia, Moldawien, Moldova, Russland|

MOLDOVA HAS ONE OF HIGHEST INDICATORS OF PRISONERS PER CAPITA IN EUROPE Prison corridor in Chisinau prison number 13. The arrow indicates the camera where the civil activist Pavel Grigorchuk from Petrenko Group is

Off to the regions and into the future with Humanrights-online

By | Wednesday, 20. February, 2019|Categories: Armenia, Blog-News English, Country Armenia, Country Azerbaijan, Country Belarus, Country Georgia, Country Moldova, Country Russia, Country Ukraine, Georgia, Moldawien, Reports, Russland, Ukraine, Weissrussland|

Eastern Partnership Report 2018 Off to the regions and into the future with Humanrights-online Reports on the rural meetings in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia As part of the program

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