This report was researched and written by Inara Gulpe-Laganovska, consultant in the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. Additional research and writing was done by Allison Gill, director of Human Rights Watchs Russia office, Tanya Lokshina, researcher in the Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch, and Alexander Petrov, deputy director of Human Rights Watchs Russia office. Essential research support was provided by Tatyana Cooper, associate in Human Rights Watchs Russia office, Kathryn Koonce, associate in the Europe and Central Asia division, and Matthew Schaaf and Olivia Breese, consultants.
The report was edited by Holly Cartner and Rachel Denber, respectively director and deputy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, and Ian Gorvin, senior program officer at Human Rights Watch. Aisling Reidy, senior legal advisor for Human Rights Watch, also reviewed the report and provided legal analysis. Veronika Szente Goldston, advocacy director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, reviewed the recommendations. Anna Lopriore, Grace Choi, Andrea Holley, and Fitzroy Hepkins provided production support.
The report was translated into Russian by Igor Gerbich.
Human Rights Watch expresses its sincere thanks to Russias vibrant NGO community for sharing their experiences with us. We also acknowledge the openness of the Russian Registration Service to discussing a range of issues relevant to the topic of the report.
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