ASEEES Signs Letter of Support for MSSES Rector Sergey Zuev
Published on December 9, 2021
The Executive Committee of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies has signed a Letter of Support for Professor Sergey Zuev, Rector of The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES) addressed to Tatiana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.
"Under the leadership of Prof. Zuev during the past ten years, the MSSES has strengthened its reputation as a Russian university working at the highest international standards of graduate and postgraduate education... The imprisonment of a reputable academic scholar before trial is horrifying in itself, but Prof. Zuev is also threatened with death in prison, given his lack of access to appropriate medical treatment and an expert diagnosis... We urgently request that you intervene in this upsetting situation and assist in the effort to release Prof. Zuev from imprisonment, so that he can return to house arrest and complete his convalescence, and the normal life can be restored at MSSES."