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PEN Moscow and Free Word Association Statement

On January 31, mass processions and meetings took place throughout Russia. People of different generations, views and political sympathies came out onto the streets. Among them were those who wanted, primarily, to support Alexei Navalny, and those who came out, first and foremost, against lawlessness and arbitrariness. These people – whatever differences in their views Read more about PEN Moscow and Free Word Association Statement[…]

Дмитрий Строцев

Statement of PEN Moscow and The Free Word Association

A remarkable Belarusian poet, laureate of the Russian Prize Dmitry Strocev suddenly disappeared in Minsk yesterday. And today, twenty hours later, it turned out that he is being kept in detention on Akrestsin Street, in the same isolation centre, where the security forces beat, humiliated, intimidated peaceful protesters. Kidnapping, illegal detention, refusal to provide connection Read more about Statement of PEN Moscow and The Free Word Association[…]

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Joint statement of PEN Moscow, The Free Word Association and St. Petersburg PEN Club

A neighboring country, to which we are blood-related, shouts in two languages: Belarusian and Russian. About the totally falsified election. About the exiled and imprisoned candidates. About thousands of Belarus residents, who have been beaten, humiliated, and thrown into detention centers. And, in fact, about the coup d’etat. We cannot but respond to this outcry. Read more about Joint statement of PEN Moscow, The Free Word Association and St. Petersburg PEN Club[…]