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Yesterday night, a Russian activist Peter Pavlensky set fire to the entrance to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Lubyanka, Moscow.

Continue reading Russian artist sets the Security Service’s entrance on fire

The University of Oxford, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, is under fire for accepting a donation of £75 million ($115 million) from Len Blavatnik to build new facilities for the Blavatnik School of Government. Continue reading Russian Oligarchs in Oxford

Ten years ago, President Vladimir Putin cancelled the state celebration of the Day of October Revolution on November 7 (also known as The Day of Great October Socialist Revolution during the Soviet period). Continue reading Russia’s Unity Day: the transformation of majority

“Relatively good, to bad, to worse” – That’s how the relationship between the United States and Russia was described at the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative event, A Conversation with Vladimir Milov. Continue reading Russia’s Reality. The Conversation with Vladimir Milov

Twenty-five years have passed since the internet began uniting the world in a single network.  We began to live in an era of information and communication. For those of us who were born and grew up with the net, it was a fantastic opportunity to communicate with each other, to get instant access to any information or knowledge, to live in a free world without borders. Continue reading Russian Internet: the Gov. vs the People?

On October 26, 2015, at Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, a panel discussion occurred centering around the future of the Russian economy and more specifically the large energy sector.

Continue reading Analysts predict grim outlook for the future of the Russian economy

During last week, we kept telling you that ‪#‎PutinKills‬ reminds us about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. Earlier today, Vladimir Putin delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly, and we would like to share with you one more story – the story of unknown Russian soldiers.

Continue reading #PutinKills Unknown Soldiers in the Undeclared War

Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of Russian security service FSB, died of poisoning with the radioactive isotope Polonium-210 (P-210) in the first ever nuclear terrorist attack in November 2006 in London. In 2014, the UK Government established an official inquiry to investigate Mr. Litvinenko’s death.

Continue reading Is Putin personally complicit in radioactive poisoning of Litvinenko?

The Moscow theatre siege in many ways marked a turning point in how we perceive Vladimir Putin. It was the ruthless and needless gassing of hostages along with terrorists on the cold October night of 2002 that held an answer to the question many still had – who is Vladimir Putin?

Continue reading Nord-Ost. The Wait for Justice

As part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. Here’s a few words about Emma Bell, one of the passengers of MH17 flight.

Continue reading #PutinKills Emma Bell

As part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. One of the first tragedies that happened during Putin’s presidency was the Kursk submarine disaster. Here are a few words about Lieutenant Captain Denis Pshenichnikov.

Continue reading #PutinKills Lieutenant Captain Denis Pshenichnikov

As part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. Here’s a few words about Shaliza Zain Dewa, Johannes van den Hende and their kids.

Continue reading #PutinKills Shaliza Zain Dewa, Johannes van den Hende and their kids

As a part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. The most horrible tragedy that happened during Putin’s presidency was the Beslan school siege. Here’s a story of one of the liberators of Beslan – officer Andrey Turkin.

Continue reading #PutinKills Andrey Turkin

As a part of the #PutinKIlls awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. One of the tragedies that happened during Putin’s presidency was the terrorist attack on the Nord-Ost opera in Moscow. Here is the story of one of the victims – Sandy Booker.

Continue reading #PutinKills Sandy Booker

As part of the #PutinKIlls awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. One of the first tragedies that happened during Putin’s presidency was Kursk submarine disaster. Here are a few words about Commander Yuri Schepetnov.

Continue reading #PutinKills Commander Yuri Schepetnov

As part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of the Putin’s regime in Russia. Here’s a few words about Elaine Teoh and Emiel Mahler, the young  couple that was flying on the MH17 flight.

Continue reading #PutinKills Elaine Teoh and Emiel Mahler

As a part of the #PutinKills awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. The most horrible tragedy that happened during Putin’s presidency was the Beslan school siege. Here’s our modest tribute to the children of Beslan.

Continue reading #PutinKills Beslan’s children

As a part of the #PutinKIlls awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. One of the tragedies that happened during Putin’s presidency was the terrorist attack on the Nord-Ost opera in Moscow. And here is the story of one of the victims – Olga Romanova

Continue reading #PutinKills Olga Romanova

As  part of the #PutinKIlls awareness campaign, we would like to tell you about ordinary people who became victims of Putin’s regime in Russia. One of the first tragedies that happened during Putin’s presidency was the Kursk submarine disaster. Here are a few words about Lieutenant Commander Dmitry Murachev.

Continue reading #PutinKills Lieutenant Commander Dmitry Murachev

Vladimir Putin is coming to New York on September, 28 to give a speech at the UN General Assembly’s 70th anniversary.

Continue reading #PutinKills – Join the campaign!

In Eastern Ukraine the shooting does not cease, in occupied Crimea the main “tourists” have long been Russian tanks and other heavy weapons, Russia pointedly puts the UN Security Council veto on the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate the disaster downed “Boeing” that is actually an admission of guilt for the deaths of nearly three hundred innocent people.

Continue reading External threat

Democratic Coalition campaign manager Leonid Volkov summarized the results of the election campaign into the Kostroma Oblast Duma in the following way: “We received 4% in Kostroma, 1.5%-2% in county centers, and almost nothing in the countryside”. In total across the oblast, the party Parnas, on behalf of which the candidates from the opposition forces were running, received 2.28%.

Continue reading Russia’s regional elections: who is to blame and what to do

The regional elections that took place yesterday (September 13, 2015) in many Russian regions did not surprise anyone. With the exceptions of Kostroma, where the democratic coalition was allowed to campaign, or Irkutsk with the surprised results and the second round of elections to follow, most of the elections were not competitive as usually.

Continue reading Holiday of Obedience or Imitation of Regional Elections in Russia

Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko were singing the Ukrainian anthem when their trial was over.

Continue reading Putin’s new hostages

To be honest, neither August 24, Ukraine Independence Day, or June 12, Russia Independence Day, carried much importance for me.

Continue reading Independence carries a high cost

Even Vladimir Putin’s most passionate defenders do not deny that he now has a personality cult, but even his most committed critics acknowledge that such a cult is not an explanation but rather something that must be explained, all the more so because the Putin cult did not emerge full-blown all at once but rather has emerged and evolved over the last 15 years.

Continue reading PUTIN’S CULT OF PERSONALITY

One year ago marks the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. It departed from Amsterdam en route to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014.

Continue reading MH17 and what could have been

Russia vetoed the UN resolution calling to recognize Srebrenica massacre as a genocide.

Between July 11 and July 13 of 1995, Europe witnessed a horrific event in its Balkans region, the worst since the Second World War.

Continue reading No justice for Srebrenica. Russia vetoed the genocide resolution

Free Russia Foundation has presented the English version of the Putin. War report based on materials from Boris Nemtsov.

The English version has been released to the public at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. The event was attended by representatives of Russian and Ukrainian communities, international organizations, think tanks and journalists.

The report was presented by Ilya Yashin, one of the leaders of Russian opposition, companion of Boris Nemtsov and editor of the report; and two co-authors of the report: Sergey Aleksashenko, leading Russian economist, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings and Leonid Martynyuk, Russian opposition activist, co-author of last Nemtsov’s reports.

“This is the first public presentation in the U.S of open source material proving the Russian military’s direct involvement in Ukraine. It puts to rest the charade Putin has been playing with the West and indeed his own citizens who overwhelming don’t want Russia at war with Ukrainians. It’s important for this news to be made public as European nations and the U.S. consider continuing sanctions and financial and military assistance to the Kiev government. The authors of this report, dedicating it to the memory of Boris Nemtsov, have exposed themselves to grave risks to present their findings to the world. We owe it to these brave people to examine their report closely,” said Natalia Arno, president of Free Russia Foundation regarding the significance of the report.

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Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader murdered in Moscow three months ago, was the primary author of “Putin. War.” The report covers the facts of the story that state-run propaganda denies and scoffs at. The Kremlin’s war in Ukraine costs Russia hundreds of soldiers’ lives. And those in power are painstakingly trying to hide it from the Russian people. The report was finished by Nemtsov’s team after his death, published posthumously in Russian and presented in Moscow on May 12.

Please read and share the report.

Free Russia Foundation will organize two more public presentations of the report in Washington, DC and New York City.

A few days ago, Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, adopted a new federal law. It was quickly coined the “law on undesirable organizations.” The new legislation is a collection of supplements and amendments to several Russian laws, including the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses.

Continue reading Undesirables

Yesterday Russia solemnly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the victory in the most horrible and deadliest war in its history. That war took millions of lives, destroyed half of Europe, and completely changed the world order, affecting everyone’s life and outlook in some way.

Continue reading NEVER AGAIN? OR OVER AND OVER… Russia celebrates the Victory day

Free Russia Foundation calls for the cancellation of the  presentation of notorious Russian ultra-nationalist  Alexander Dugin at Texas A&M University.

Continue reading Call to cancel Dugin’s presentation at Texas A&M Univesity

NYC – Earlier today, members of the Russian-speaking diaspora and Ukrainian activists living in New York demonstrated at Union Square against the political repressions in Russia and against Putin’s military aggression towards Ukraine.

Continue reading Anti-Putin protesters in New York put Putin behind bars

WASHINGTON-April 16, representatives of Free Russia Foundation met only a stone’s throw from the White House to discuss the legal situation now facing Nadezhda Savchenko.

Continue reading An In-Depth Look into Savchenko’s Fate

In a move that surprised few Russian observers, the State Duma (Russian Parliament) voted to strip away parliamentary immunity from Duma member Ilya Ponomarev.

Continue reading The only Russian MP who voted against annexation of Crimea loses his immunity

Boris Nemtsov is not alive. He is no longer with us… It is impossible to believe such words. Forgive us if we can’t refer to him in the past tense. Our sense of shock and humanity won’t allow it. Continue reading Our sad welcoming word. The tribute to Boris Nemtsov.