The Free Russia House is now opened in Kyiv

Apr 19 2017

The Free Russia House is an independent and open platform for the dialogue and research on modern Russia and its influence on the international community, about Russian and Ukrainian relations, the conflict in the Donbass and the annexation of Crimea. The House is a safe place for emigrants from Russia to Ukraine and asylees, a point of growth for a responsible Russian diaspora in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

The Civil Council of the House includes representatives of the Russian diaspora, a number of Ukrainian public organizations and well-known journalists such as TV journalist Yevgeny Kiselev, political scientist Mikhail Savva, Head of the Crimea SOS Tamila Tasheva, journalist of Hromadske.ua publication Yekaterina Sergatskova, political analyst Andrei Kruglashov, Editor of The Odessa Review publication Vladislav Davidson and others.

With the opening of the Free Russia House, two of our existing Kyiv-based projects will move into it including the humanitarian information project Emigrussia.org and the project “Words of Freedom,” which facilitates sending letters to political prisoners in Russia.

In the last few years, a number of Russian dissidents’ projects have been created across Europe and North America following a significant surge of emigration of intellectuals who decided to leave Russia after the Kremlin’s crackdown on civil society and the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom and its Forum in Berlin, Za Wolna Rosje association in Warsaw, The Kulturus festival in Prague, Russie-Libertes in Paris, Rusjos Dialogas in Vilnius and many others. It’s been already two years since we founded the Free Russia Foundation in Washington, DC, and now we have launched our sister project in Kyiv, Ukraine – in the country affected by the Kremlin’s hybrid war more than anyone else.

 

The Free Russia Foundation relies on your charitable gifts to be able to continue our programs and advocacy campaigns. To support our Ukraine-based initiative we need your help more than ever!

 

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

More

“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: https://www.4freerussia.org/misrule-of-law/ More