Support for women in 2021-2022

Women in Russian penal colonies are in dire conditions. They can’t organize their lives, they have no clothes, no change of underwear, and they lack basic hygiene products. Not being able to write home because they do not have a pen or paper, not having a second pair of underwear…...

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Support for our regional offices in 2021-2022

Russia Behind Bars works all over Russia – within its internationally recognized borders. We have branches in Siberia, in the Volga region: in Yaroslavl and in Cheboksary (opening soon), in St. Petersburg and in Moscow....

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Support our work in 2021-2022

Russia Behind Bars was founded on 21 November 2008 by Russian journalist and publicist Olga Romanova. The founding members of the organization consisted of an informal group of citizens, whose relatives were in prison. In 2014 the public movement “Russia Behind Bars” decided to register a “Charitable Foundation for Assistance to…...

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