Remember Boris Nemtsov

Feb 28 2017

On February 27, 2015, Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader, was murdered in cold blood steps away from the Kremlin.

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 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.

Putin’s next term: experts expect further deterioration in relations with Russia

Apr 07 2018

This week, experts gathered at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think-tank, to discuss Russia’s recent presidential elections and Vladimir Putin’s next term. The experts largely expect relations between Russia and the West to deteriorate, while also calling into question Putin’s popularity at home.


U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

Apr 06 2018

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggression.


Kemerovo, the place where corruption kills

Mar 30 2018

You probably haven’t heard of Kemerovo. It’s understandable if you haven’t, it isn’t exactly Paris or London.


Election postmortem

Mar 22 2018

In the wake of the presidential elections in Russia, experts in Washington came together this week at the Atlantic Council and the Kennan Institute to discuss what the future may hold. While observers largely expect further stagnation, confrontation with the West and increasing authoritarianism, some believe Russia’s civil society may take people by surprise.