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The growing interest of citizens in politics and their dissatisfaction with the situation in the country came to a head after the parliamentary elections in December 2011. Countless reports of rigged elections brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets across Russia. Based on the repressive laws passed immediately after the return of Vladimir Putin to the post of president in May 2012, it would seem to point towards a conflict between the regime and the discontented part of the public.

Since 2009, People in Need has supported activists in various regions of Russia. The authorities’ negative attitude towards civil society activities, minority groups and independent journalists, not to mention the politically motivated murders and violence, clearly shows that democratic principles are not at firmly established in Russia. Those who promote them face trumped up charges, threats or physical violence, and in some cases find their lives in jeopardy.

In the Czech Republic and in other countries of the European Union, People in Need organises a number of screenings, debates and other public events that draw attention to the range of human rights violations that are taking place in Russia. It is also one of the co-founders of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a platform for non-profit organisations from the EU and Russia.

People in Need has been operating in Russia since the time of the Chechen wars. It was one of the first international humanitarian organisations to independently reach Chechnya with a delivery of food after the cessation of extensive battles in February of 2000. It was forced to end its activities in the Caucasus in 2005.


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