Results of the contest on an innovation project for activists

Jun 10 2017

The event gathered over one hundred participants including Russian pro-democracy opposition leaders, civil society representatives, journalists and diaspora activists, and many American and some European experts on Russia. Guests of the event included representatives from the State Department, the Atlantic Council, the Open World, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Center for European Policy Analysis, the Transatlantic Academy, the Center for International Private Enterprise, Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, Internews, the Hudson Institute, the American Councils, IREX and many others.

During the year Free Russia Foundation conducted a contest focused on how innovative strategies and the uptake of technological developments can be efficiently applied to create pressure on Russian authorities and lay the groundwork for positive changes in Russia and the entire Eurasia region.

The contest for an innovation project for activists was made among a number of high-tech companies located in the Silicon Valley. The award was assistance developing and submitting an application to possible stakeholders and finding partners for the project. FRF and its jury led by Anna Veduta, Global Outreach Director of Meduza, a media expert, selected the Clostra’s “Freedom Tech project” made by the team, which created FireChat. “Freedom Tech project” is dedicated to decentralized content delivery.

Our congratulations to the winner!

Vladimir Kara-Murza: In four years, the number of political prisoners in Russia has risen by six times

Jul 09 2019

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice President of the Free Russia Foundation, stated during his presentation at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council that in the past four years, the number of political prisoners in Russia has increased by six times. More

Freedom House’s Statement: Government Designates Free Russia Foundation as an “Undesirable” Organization

Jul 03 2019

In response to the designation of the Free Russia Foundation as an “undesirable organization” by the Russian Ministry of Justice on June 28, Freedom House issued the following statement: More

Free Russia Foundation’s statement

Jun 28 2019

The Free Russia Foundation is a non-profit pro-democracy organization striving for a free Russia. We seek and support positive changes in our home country. We are ‘desirable’ among those who value democracy and human rights and, for that, we know we are in good company with 15 other honorable organizations. More

Vladimir Kara-Murza to Join Free Russia Foundation (FRF) Leadership as Vice President

Jun 20 2019


“Misrule of Law” report and the Kremlin attacks

Jun 12 2019

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our new groundbreaking report “MISRULE OF LAW: HOW THE KREMLIN USES WESTERN INSTITUTIONS TO UNDERMINE THE WEST” has been published online today: More