Appeal broadcast on radio Echo Moskvy on 20 June 2017.
Month: June 2017
Over 300 supporters
On 20 June, appeals in support of Yury Dmitriev were broadcast by writer Dmitry Bykov and musician Boris Grebenshchikov on the Echo Moskvy radio station. On its website the radio station also published a list of several hundred people who have signed a petition in support of the historian.Continue reading
Who is Yury Dmitriev?
… and why is he facing 15 years’ imprisonment?
The trial of historian YURY DMITRIEV began on 1 June. The hearings in Petrozavodsk, suggests journalist Maria Eismont, are “the most important thing happening in Russia today”. Because the charges are sensitive, and concern a minor, neither the press or the public can attend. Continue reading
The Dmitriev Affair (video)
90 minute video compiled by the Memorial Society
He woke the Dragon
“Over the years of his work Yury Dmitriev became not only a splendid field researcher. He also became unique and unsurpassed as a kind of harvester of archives,” Alexander Daniel (Memorial). This led to entirely unique results. You know the phrase that everyone always quotes, that line of Akhmatova’s Requiem – “I’d like to call you all by name”, well – he alone actually did it!Continue reading