Alisa Ivanitskaya

Alisa Ivanitskaya, a senior editor at RDW-Media, was a contributing editor at Mail.Ru Group, writes for Mail.Ru, Afisha Daily,, and other media. She studied international journalism at Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow in 2006-11, along with covering street political movements and social politics as a freelance journalist for newspapers Kommersant and Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung. After graduation in 2011 worked for (2011-13), Big City Magazine (2013-14) and later for News Agency TASS. Currently as a Marion Doenhoff Program’s scholar is a trainee by Deutsche Welle.


Domestic Violence Law: ‘Connected Persons’ Concept Added to Russia’s Criminal Code

For the first time, the Russian law has recognised a separate category of ‘connected persons’ and the fact that someone exposed to violence at […]

Germany’s New Law Punishes Harassment and Groping, Defines Rape

In July, the Bundestag, lower house of the German Parliament, voted for amendments of the country’s criminal law,1The Law Amending the Criminal Code Improves […]

New Year’s Eve in Cologne: racism or prevention?

For the third consecutive year, New Year’s Eve festivities in Cologne become a matter for public debate. City police were accused of inaction in […]

How Do We Know the Number of People Detained during the Anti-Corruption Protests and Who They Are

Police arrested hundreds of people after anti-corruption protests swept across Russia on 26 March 2017. In Vladivostok alone 26 people were taken into custody […]

Three Organisations Associated with Mikhail Khodorkovsky Declared ‘Undesirable’ in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Justice has listed three groups associated with democracy activist Mikhail Khodorkovsky in its register of “undesirable organisations”1 the UK-based Open […]