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Andrea Mazzarino
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Andrea Mazzarino is an American Council of Learned Societies researcher at Human Rights Watch. She works on disability rights and children’s rights in Russia, and is the main author of the Human Rights Watch report, Barriers Everywhere.

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Sochi Paralympics Should Level Playing Field for All Russians With Disabilities

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Next week, Russia will host the Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Though American and British leaders have announced they will not attend the opening of the Paralympics to protest Russia's authorization of military force in Ukraine, thousands of athletes and spectators from these and 43 other countries will arrive...

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Russia's Hurdles for People With Disabilities

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 12:09 PM

Moscow -- During a recent visit to Sochi, Russia, I met 26-year-old "Maria" in the third-floor municipal apartment she shares with her mother, just a few miles from the gleaming new Olympic facilities awaiting thousands of athletes, fans, and other visitors. Maria has limited use of her legs and uses...

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