Anastasia Denisova, an alumna of the MA in ‘Understanding and Securing Human Rights’ (2015-2016), School of Advanced Study, University of London interviewed Svetlana Gannushkina, the Director of ‘Civic Assistance’ NGO (Moscow) and a 2016 laureate of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award for ‘her decades-long commitment to promoting human rights and justice for refugees and forced migrants, and tolerance among different ethnic groups’.
Many people in Moscow already know Francis, a refugee from Congo; in 2013 he was severely assaulted by Nazis which was covered by a lot of media. Now he has a stich from a knife cut across his stomach. Later Francis became one of the characters for a “B&W” photo project of Aleksey Sorin. But none of this changed the distressful situation – the Congolese is still living in shelters.