Into the Future

An interview with Anna Politkovskaya (2005) Index on Censorship took advantage of the presence of Russian — and other one-time…

Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006)

The Russian investigative journalist, who received an ovation at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2005, was shot dead in…

In a World of Objects

In spring this year I returned from 15 months’ living in Moscow, where I set up the first office of…

Remembering Marjorie

Irina SAFRONOVA. Marjorie and I met in 1991 in Moscow when Marjorie was setting up an Amnesty office there. For…

Moscow Diary (2018)

The diary Marjorie kept in 1991-1992 as she established Amnesty International’s Office in Moscow, a unique venture during a fascinating…

At the funeral

Three Poems. “He who has mastered himself” (Lao Tzu)   “On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova” (Joseph Brodsky)  …

A remarkable person

Ian MARTIN. It was my privilege to work with a great group of committed people at the International Secretariat, and…

Happy Times

Marjorie was born in Glasgow on the 11 August 1953, one of Nellie Milne and Alexander Farquharson’s three children. When…

The Weather Station (story)

Well, I really liked Igor Anatolievich.  He could read a cloud formation as clearly as the expression on your face,…

WHAT I MEAN BY “GOD”

WHAT I MEAN BY “GOD” What I have experienced: Reconciliation with A.A. Reconciled to glandular fever Sharing what I felt…

War

War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not…

With Kronid Lyubarsky

With the rights activist (and astrophysicist) in the early 1980s, at a human rights gathering, in Portugal perhaps. Marjorie wrote…

Two boys

Two boys stand out of my junior school photograph. One was small, wiry and dry. He was learning to play…