Founded as a section of openDemocracy.net in 2008, oDR (openDemocracy Russia) seeks to connect Russia and the post-Soviet space to the rest of the world. It offers a non-partisan platform for marginalised voices within the region, for people to tell their stories to the outside world, and a space for arguments that are either censored or left behind by mainstream discourse, whether in the east or the west.
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Drawings sent to friends and family by Belarusian political prisoners, detained in a crackdown after the 2020 elections, provide an insight into their lives.
The effects of Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ legislation against media and civil society have been direct and deeply troubling. They are now, in effect, deemed ‘enemies of the people’.
Antijob, an online database of anonymous complaints about Russian employers, has been blocked by censors following a defamation case brought by a Moscow real estate firm.