Andrei Mironov: “A man of crystal clear conscience has died.”

Andrei Mironov, who was killed at the age of 60 in a mortar attack near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine a week ago was a journalist, translator and one o(...)

Dima Piskunov (left) and Alexei Matasov in the Grozny office of the Joint Mobile Group, which investigates alleged rights abuses in Chechnya. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In the view from the 32nd-floor restaurant of the glitzy Hotel Grozny City, many Russians must see a kind of victory. Victory over the Chechen separat(...)

Ella Kesaeva: her daughter was injured in the Beslan gym atrocity and two of her nephews killed.

Basketball hoops still hang at either end of the gymnasium and lines are still marked on its scorched wooden floor. The air seems acrid and dank, as i(...)

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was  found shot dead on October 7th, 2006 at her apartment block in central Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

A Chechen man on trial for the murder of journalist and Russian government critic Anna Politkovskaya was shot in the leg, his lawyer said today, calli(...)

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