Free Russia Foundation – 5 Years!

Dec 02 2019

On December 2, 2019, Free Russia Foundation marks its fifth birthday.

In our first five years we have:

  • Provided training, legal and humanitarian support to hundreds of civil society leaders, independent politicians, defenders and journalists;
  • Linked up thousands of activists and organizations to coordinate efforts toward our shared vision of a democratic Russia;
  • Investigated, analyzed and publicized the truth about Putin’s regime and the danger it poses not only to the future of Russia, but to free democratic societies worldwide;
  • Informed key decision-makers in Europe and the United States in support of a smarter Russia policy.

With a rapidly-expanding network of regional offices and partnerships, we have earned a much-cherished reputation as a global embassy for pro-democracy Russians. We will continue to open doors and provide high-profile platforms in the West to these courageous men and women. We take our growing numbers as a confirmation that our work matters and we are on the right path.

We are very proud of our achievements, but today is not a date to celebrate. The real celebration will come on the day when there is no more need for Free Russia Foundation and when our organization becomes irrelevant. The day when the rights, dignity and hope are restored to the Russian people.

We are grateful for your support in this fight. Together we will succeed.

If you want to support our fight for a free Russia, please donate via this fundraising campaign: https://www.facebook.com/donate/636048250264187/

In our first five years we have:

  • Provided training, legal and humanitarian support to hundreds of civil society leaders, independent politicians, defenders and journalists;
  • Linked up thousands of activists and organizations to coordinate efforts toward our shared vision of a democratic Russia;
  • Investigated, analyzed and publicized the truth about Putin’s regime and the danger it poses not only to the future of Russia, but to free democratic societies worldwide;
  • Informed key decision-makers in Europe and the United States in support of a smarter Russia policy.

With a rapidly-expanding network of regional offices and partnerships, we have earned a much-cherished reputation as a global embassy for pro-democracy Russians. We will continue to open doors and provide high-profile platforms in the West to these courageous men and women. We take our growing numbers as a confirmation that our work matters and we are on the right path.

We are very proud of our achievements, but today is not a date to celebrate. The real celebration will come on the day when there is no more need for Free Russia Foundation and when our organization becomes irrelevant. The day when the rights, dignity and hope are restored to the Russian people.

We are grateful for your support in this fight. Together we will succeed.

If you want to support our fight for a free Russia, please donate via this fundraising campaign: https://www.facebook.com/donate/636048250264187/

Novichok Use Implicates Putin’s Government in Navalny’s Poisoning

Sep 02 2020

Today, the German government has announced that Russian pro-democracy leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned by Novichok. Novichok is a deadly nerve agent developed by the Soviet government chemical weapons program and used on several occasions by the Russian government to kill its critics in the recent years.

To restate the obvious, Novichok is a poison that can only be accessed with the authority of the Kremlin. Therefore, today’s announcement by German officials  directly implicates the Kremlin and Putin in the high-profile assassination attempt on Navalny.

The choice of Novichok was not just a means  to silence Mr. Navalny, but a loud, brazen and menacing message sent by Putin to the world: dare to criticize me, and you may lose your life.

The announcement by the German government of its intent to formally notify the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (‘OPCW’) of the use of Novichok against Navalny is a meek bureaucratic half-measure that fails to acknowledge the extraordinary threat to human life posed by Putin’s regime everywhere. Taken together with Angela Merkel’s promise earlier this week to help Putin finish his Nord Stream 2 pipeline despite an international outcry amounts to condoning the poisoning and normalizing it into a new modus operandi where Putin’s murders go unpunished. Free Russia Foundation urges the leaders of the EU, its Member States and the U.S. Government to take an urgent and drastic action to punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime not only to serve justice, but to establish a powerful deterrent against new attacks by Putin’s regime globally.

Free Russia Foundation Statement on Kremlin’s Interference in Elections in Georgia

Aug 26 2020

We are deeply concerned with information recently distributed by the well-respected authoritative source Center “Dossier.” According to “Dossier,” the Kremlin is using Russian political expert Sergey Mikheev and consulting company “Politsecrets” to manipulate Georgian society, distribute disinformation and anti-democratic narratives, undermine Georgia’s Western aspirations, and interfere in free and fair elections in Georgia scheduled for October 2020.

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Free Russia Foundation Calls for Investigation into Alexey Navalny’s Poisoning

Aug 20 2020

Free Russia Foundation is gravely concerned about the life and safety of Alexey Navalny. More

Civic Solidarity Platform Appeal with Regard to the Recent Events in Belarus

Aug 12 2020

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD REACT IMMEDIATELY AND STRONGLY TO RIGGED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND MASSIVE VIOLENCE OF SECURITY FORCES AGAINST PEACEFUL PROTESTORS IN BELARUS More

Free Russia Foundation Statement on the Crisis in Belarus

Aug 12 2020

Free Russia Foundation stands in staunch solidarity with the People of Belarus. More