I am a specialist in the examination of political motives of criminal prosecution and project evaluation. Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor. Published about two hundred scientific papers, including in European and Japanese journals. The nineties of the last century spent
in the civil service in Russia, then transferred
to the public sector and the university.
In 2013 – a political prisoner from the Memorial list, since 2015 – in exile. I cooperate with lawyers from different countries, non-governmental organizations and the Free University.
In December 2022, I posted an analytical article on the Russian state ideology on my website. I offer you this text in English. A huge…
There is one very common mistake in assessing the motives for persecuting people. Many lawyers, judges, migration officials and almost all the inhabitants believe that…
“Evaluation” published an article that we wrote together with colleagues from the Ukrainian Evaluation Association. Evaluation during the war… I wish I didn’t have this…
Ukrainians are held in 25 prisons in Russia and occupied Crimea. They are tortured and starved — “Babel” spoke to human rights defenders who are looking for people in captivity
My colleagues and I told reporters about Ukrainian civilians who are being held in captivity in Russia and in the occupied territories. https://babel.ua/en/texts/87300-ukrainians-are-held-in-25-prisons-in-russia-and-occupied-crimea-they-are-tortured-and-starved-babel-spoke-to-human-rights-defenders-who-are-looking-for-people-in-captivity
A Russian citizen has posted several texts and photographs on his page on the social network about the war crimes of the Russian army in…
Appeal of the roundtable of the Fourth International Forum on European Ukraine of the CivilMPlus platform
This statement was drafted by me and my colleagues at the Center for Civil Liberties. I thank the Forum participants for their support of our…
The Case of the Unwanted Organization In 2021, a former leader of one of the well-known Russian social movements was detained in Russia. The basis…
The easiest way to understand why and how politically motivated persecution of people in different countries is to tell the stories of these people. I…
Rapport analytique de la coalition “Tribunal pour Poutine” Lieux de détention forcée de citoyens ukrainiens non combattants en Fédération de Russie et en Crimée occupée
Je remercie nos amis français. Traduction en anglais, français réalisée par l’ONG FUVI / Fonds Ukrainien des Volontaires Internationaux Octobre 2022 Sommaire: Légende FSVP –…
Places of forced detention of non-combatant citizens of Ukraine in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea
The Center for Civil Liberties published on the website an analytical material about Ukrainian non-combatants who were detained and deprived of their liberty by the…
I work for two groups of people.
The first is those who have left Russia, Belarus and other dangerous countries and are looking for asylum, or have come under a request from the “historical homeland” for extradition. As a rule, it is difficult for the migration service or the judge to determine whether a person was really persecuted for political reasons. If so, then they give refugee status or refuse to extradite. But political motives need to be convincingly proven, in which expert opinion helps. I prepared the first such conclusion in 2015. I cooperate with human rights organizations and lawyers from Russia, Ukraine and many other countries.
I need political analytics precisely in order to understand the motives of the persecution of people by totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.
The second is the teams that carry out social projects. I have been working in the non-profit sector for over 20 years and have been evaluating
projects like this. As an independent expert, I evaluate projects of various organizations, as well as develop monitoring and evaluation systems and teach this in trainings. Since 2015 I have been a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Association for the Evaluation of Strategies, Programs and Projects.
Mikhail Savva, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Chairman of the Board of the public organization “Expert Group «SOVA»”
Civil Society Institutions and Peacemaking
Civil Society Institutions and Peacemaking The authors highlight relatively unknown efforts at local civil society building and conflict management in the North Caucasus. They feature…
From the simulative democracy to neo-totalitarianism
From the simulative democracy to neo-totalitarianism. Center for Russia Studies International round table discussion on “The current political regime in Russia: Quo vadis?”. April 5,…
Centrifugal Tendencies in the Development of Russian Regions: Implications for Ukraine and the West
Centrifugal Tendencies in the Development of Russian Regions: Implications for Ukraine and the West (Centre for Russian Studies, Conference “Russian statehood, stable instability”, Kyiv, 18…
Internal Policy of Russia: On the Eve of Dramatic Changes
Internal Policy of Russia: On the Eve of Dramatic Changes. Speech at the International Conference “Russia in the study of the Center for Russian Studies:…
Separatism in modern Russia: activity, classification, forecast
Separatism in modern Russia: activity, classification, forecast//Kobe Gakuin Economic Papers. Vol. 51. December 2019. # 3. PP. 27 – 44. http://www.eb.kobegakuin.ac.jp/~keizai/v02/data/pdf/201912Savva.pdf M.V. Savva Abstract: In modern Russia latent…