Remember Boris Nemtsov

Feb 28 2017

This egregious crime hasn’t been properly investigated. Despite the ongoing trial, we can already see that masterminds and organizers of Nemtsov’s assassination won’t be brought to justice in today’s Putin’s Russia. Nemtsov’s case hasn’t been even qualified as political motivated or as an assassination of a statesman.

Since Nemtsov’s murder there have been many changes in Russia and in the world: Russian people kept leaving our home country and some world leaders started to speak about “business as usual” with Vladimir Putin.

What hasn’t been changed is that Boris Nemtsov is still a unifying figure for Russian pro-democracy opposition. Memory about him will always consolidate us, true patriots and citizens of Russia, all those who don’t want to reconcile with the current Kremlin’s regime and its crimes. Over 20,000 people came out to streets in Moscow yesterday. Thousands of Russians all over the world took part in the marches and rallies in Nemtsov’s memory. All those people prove we remember Nemtsov and we will keep fighting for a free Russia.

Nemtsov was one of the most vigorous, energetic, passionate, charming and magnetic people on this planet. He loved life and enjoyed every moment of it.

It’s difficult to believe he is not with us, but we all realize that political murders are quite typical for today’s Putin’s Russia. They have become Kremlin’s trademark. Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estemirova, Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Nemtsov and many other prominent people were assassinated. And we believe Kremlin is responsible for such crimes.

Nemtsov was an outstanding personality. A Visionary. A grand historic figure. His vision was to have a free Russia, he also wanted Ukraine to be independent and supported its pro-European choice.

Nemtsov was killed two years ago. But he is alive in our hearts, in our memory, in our actions. Nemtsov wanted Russia to be free. Let’s make it happen!

Russian foreign policy: disruption and reflection of domestic policies

Jun 18 2018

On Thursday, June 14, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think-tank, organized a panel discussion with Russian opposition leaders to explore U.S.-Russia relations in Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president.


Last Address: a civic initiative to commemorate victims of Soviet repressions 

Jun 10 2018

On Monday, June 4, the Kennan’s Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, organized a panel to introduce “The Last Address” project – a civic initiative to commemorate the victims of repressions in the Soviet Union which originated in Russia and is gradually spreading to other countries. The panelists talked about the origins, success, and challenges of the initiative.


Economic stagnation widens gap between Russian authorities and people

May 25 2018

On Friday, May 18, Free Russia Foundation and Atlantic Council organized an expert panel to discuss the politics and economics of Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president. Experts expect further economic stagnation, with no structural economic reforms in sight, and discussed the growing gap between the Russian government and citizens.


Russia’s new generation of democratic forces

May 15 2018

Free Russia Foundation recently hosted in Washington a delegation of pro-democracy municipal officials and activists from Russia. The delegates, representing various local government and political movements in Russia, participated in a series of panel discussions focusing on the recent success of the Russian opposition at the local level – and hopes for changing the political landscape and building bridges with the West.


Russian Americans Say Keep It Up, President Trump

Apr 16 2018

The Congress of Russian Americans, a group claiming to represent five million Russian-speaking Americans, recently wrote to US President Donald Trump deploring the state of Russian-American relations, denouncing the expulsion of sixty Russian diplomats from the United States, and denying Russia’s involvement in the recent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England. It also alleges that Russian speakers face “serious discrimination” in America.