Moscow Diary - Book Launch

Event type
Wednesday 22 August 2018

Amnesty Bookshop, 12 Roseneath St, Marchmont



18:00 - 20:00
Phone number
0131 560 1486
Email to contact

Moscow Diary is the diary kept by Marjorie Farquharson during the period in which she established Amnesty International’s Information Office in Moscow. In 1991, Marjorie was the first westerner working on human rights with a permanent base.

Marjorie Farquharson worked in the field of human rights and the USSR and post-Soviet States for over 30 years. She was Amnesty International’s first representative in the Soviet bloc, worked as the Director of the EU TACIS project, worked in 44 of Russia’s federal regions as a Council of Europe Officer, and helped establish a regional ombudsman institution there. She was a freelance researcher, writer and translator since 2001 and worked in all 5 Central Asian States. 

Amnesty colleagues Ian Martin and Nicola Duckworth will talk about Marjorie and Amnesty’s work in Russia.

Ian Martin was Secretary General of Amnesty International at that time and visited Marjorie in Moscow.  Nicola Duckworth worked for Amnesty International at its International Secretariat in London since 1983 in various capacities, including as researcher on the Soviet Union before moving to specialize on the countries of the South Caucasus. She was AI’s Director of the Europe and Central Asia Department and later Senior Director of Research