Moscow diary

Alastair Hulbert offers a timely reflection on the memories of a Friend in Moscow

The year 1991 was a momentous one in the Soviet Union. It led up to the resignation of president Mikhail Gorbachev and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, leaving Boris Yeltsin as president of the newly independent Russian state. Marjorie Farquharson was an Edinburgh Quaker who set up Amnesty International’s first office in Russia at this time.

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