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National Research University Higher School of Economics → Research Laboratories → Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector → Laboratory for Nonprofit Sector Studies at the Center for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit SectorNewsLaboratory research fellows took part in an excursion to the Sakharov Center with the students. This excursion is part of course «Fundamentals of Civil Society and Human Rights»

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Laboratory research fellows took part in an excursion to the Sakharov Center with the students. This excursion is part of course «Fundamentals of Civil Society and Human Rights»

Excursion was devoted to the history of human rights movement in Russia. Students saw how political repression and the Gulag changed Soviet people faith "in bright future" and how this repression provoked opposition activity in the Soviet Union.

The exhibition has several thematic sections and includes photographs collages, posters, words of Soviet songs and slogans, original documents, tools of camp life and camps newspapers, prisoner’s letters, ‘samizdat’ literature, etc. All this things help students plunged into the atmosphere of that time and better understand processes taking place the Soviet Union during the period of the revolution of 1917 to 1980 and how those processes influenced on  dissident’s existence and -  later-  the human rights movement emergence in the country.

After the excursion the students take part in the discussion with an associate professor Gulnara Minnigaleeva and Laboratory research fellows Ulla Pape and Yulia Skokova.