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Activist: Russia Is 'Badly Managed State in Which People Are Suffering'

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Two years later, the date December 10 was designated International Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1977, the Soviet authorities placed 20 prominent dissidents under house arrest to prevent a planned silent vigil on Moscow’s Pushkin Square to protest government repression. Despite the crackdown, the silent vigil on Pushkin Square became a tradition for Soviet dissidents, with...

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