While the Ukrainian war divides opinions and people, some French, Russian and Ukrainian activists wrote a book together to defend Human Rights in Russia. I went to the book’s launching party in Paris last week: a great moment of solidarity.
The book is entitled Les Autres visages de la Russie and is now available online. After the assassination of Boris Nemtsov on February, 27, six activist organizations including Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontières wrote this book together to shine the light on Russian citizens who fight for freedom of expression in their country.
Have you ever heard about Petr Pavlensky, a Russian artist who sewed his mouth shut in political protest against incarceration of members of the Pussy Riot? And about Olga Romanova, a Russian journalist who helped organise the financing of mass protests after the 2011 parliamentary elections?
Petr, Olga and 10 other activists are the 12 Russia faces to watch presented in Les Autres visages de la Russie.