The Free Russia Foundation team condemns the crimes of Putin's regime against Ukraine

A Season of Giving: 2021

Dear Friend of Free Russia,

As the year draws to a close, we take this time to unwind, turn to the comfort of our homes, reconnect with family, indulge in treats and partake in festivities.

Halfway around the globe, this yuletide respite is denied to Russian activists under assault by Putin’s regime.

The Kremlin is working overtime — setting a new yearly record for atrocities: liquidating NGOs, jailing civil society leaders, forcing opposition into exile, threatening Europe with war and blackmailing with gas exports…

This fervent slew of activity is not a sign of strength. It betrays Putin’s insecurity and fear of losing control. As his political appeal and legitimacy declines in the eyes of the Russian people — amid economic desolation and raging pandemic — the ageing autocrat is dialing up repression against his own people and threatening rhetoric against the rest of the world.

The era of Putin is coming to an end, and Russia is entering a period of transition.

Free Russia Foundation works to ensure that this transition is a turn for the better — by empowering courageous activists advancing the vision of free, democratic, peaceful and prosperous Russia. Please support our work with a donation today.

We are counting on your gift to continue providing Russian activists with legal representation and psychological counseling, emergency humanitarian aid, housing and temporary work placement, and grassroots campaign training — so, that, one day, Russia can be peaceful and free.

Happy Holidays,

Natalia Arno
President and Founder
Free Russia Foundation