Tag Archives: Vladimir V. Kara-Murza

Oxi Courage Awards honor international freedom fighters

     

Two prominent advocates of freedom and human rights were honored on Thursday at the 8th annual Oxi Day Courage Awards, held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington DC, notes… Read more »

The Once and Future Putincon?

     

With the reelection of Russian president Vladimir Putin a foregone conclusion, chess champion Garry Kasparov, chair of the Human Rights Foundation, was inspired to convene Putincon, a day-long conference to… Read more »

Russia’s sham election shows many faces of Putin

     

Autocrats have a talent for producing impressive election results. It isn’t difficult to win when your opponents are not on the ballot, Russian democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza writes for the… Read more »

Illiberal international? How Putin is ‘using Hungary to destroy Europe’

     

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has some key allies in the European Union. In some countries, they are outliers, even fringe elements. But in Hungary, a nation of about 10 million people… Read more »

Navalny arrested: ‘Russians are ready for freedom’

     

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who aims to unseat Vladimir Putin in presidential elections next year, was arrested ahead of a rally on Friday, raising the possibility of a month… Read more »

Russians can change – not condemned by ‘cultural code’

     

Russians are not so restricted by a“’cultural code’ of serfdom and paternalism” that the only way forward is to rely on “an enlightened ruler who bases himself on a group… Read more »

Kremlin launches nationwide assaults on Russia’s opposition

     

Russian police have systematically interfered with the presidential campaign of Russia’s leading political opposition figure Alexei Navalny (left), Human Rights Watch said today: Human Rights Watch interviewed Navalny campaigners in… Read more »

Advancing or undermining democracy? No moral equivalence

     

Vladimir Putin denies meddling in U.S. politics, but he has charged that the U.S. government interfered “aggressively” in Russia’s 2012 presidential vote, notes Tom Malinowski, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights… Read more »

Russia’s ‘unstoppable desire for change’

     

Russia’s future looks bleak without economic and political reform, notes Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in… Read more »