Dekabristen in 2019

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Can social entrepreneurs become the key players of civil society? How does volunteering contribute to regional development? What can be done to revitalise post-Soviet dormitory suburbs? How to combine activism and art? These topics were the focus of the Berlin organisation Dekabristen in 2019. Dekabristen e.V. is an association of […]

11 Dec 2019 Read more

Protests in the Czech Republic: A Perspective From Russia

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Last weekend, on 16 November 2019, dissatisfied citizens gathered for large-scale demonstrations all over the Czech Republic, demanding the resignation of the sitting Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The biggest demonstration took place in Prague, where about 300 000 people took to the streets. As a part of the Forum Solidarity Group’s mission, the Russian activists Evgenia Kulakova (St. Petersburg Memorial) and Miroslav Mishinov (Movement of Сonscientious Objectors to Military Service, St. Petersburg) came to observe how the Czech citizens exercise their right to peaceful assembly.

21 Nov 2019 Read more