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ARA RALLIES OF SOLIDARITY WITH MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY IN FOUR US CITIES, WITH PARTICIPATION OF PROMINENT COMMUNITY LEADERS

     On June 26, 2013, the Association honored Russia’s most famous prisoner of conscience Mikhail Khodorkovsky on his 50th birthday with rallies in his support and against the ongoing persecutions of human rights defenders in Russia. This was the largest American action of solidarity with the movement for change in Russia since the January 2013 protest against the Russian ban on child adoptions by US citizens. The events were held in New York City, Washington, Chicago, and San Francisco, and covered by New York City’s leading Russian paper V Novom Svete and by Voice of America Russian Service. Professor Nina Khrushcheva of The New School and ARA co-chair of the Board Dr. Dmitri Glinski addressed the New York rally; and Andrei Sakharov Foundation President Alexey Semyonov and ARA Washington DC organizer Dr. Mikhail Zakharov spoke at the event in Washington. The print version of the V Novom Svete article is posted below.

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