Russia’s New Presidency Provides “Window of Opportunity” on Human Rights – HRW

There’s an interesting interview with Tanya Lokshina, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, on dealing with EU-Russian relations and the “credibility gap” on human rights. Lokshina says that private domestic sources of funding for human rights NGOs has dried up because of the state’s attack on the private sector: “The Yukos case and the imprisonment of the famous oil magnate Khodorkovsky, who dared to support both political opposition and human rights NGOs, certainly contributed to the fact that Russia’s business community does not want to risk anything.