Vladimir Kara-Murza


Russia, human rights, democracy

Education: M.A. (Cantab.) in History from Cambridge

Vladimir Kara-Murza is a Russian politician, author, and historian who has been imprisoned in Moscow since April for speaking out against the war on Ukraine. A longtime colleague of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, he was a candidate for the Russian Parliament and served as deputy leader of the People’s Freedom Party. Leading diplomatic efforts on behalf of the opposition, Kara-Murza played a key role in the adoption of targeted Magnitsky sanctions on Russian human rights violators in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Great Britain. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called him “one
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Kомментарий | Последнее слово подсудимого Владимира Кара-Мурзы

Но я знаю и то, что настанет день, когда мрак над нашей страной рассеется.

April 10, 2023

Vladimir Kara-Murza’s last statement to Russian court: A reckoning will come

Even today, even in the darkness surrounding us, even sitting in this cage, I love my country and believe in our people.

April 10, 2023

Putin is planning a Soviet-style punishment for his critics

The Kremlin is poised to make citizenship conditional on loyalty to the regime.

March 13, 2023

Russians are living in a frightening, distorted reality

The Kremlin's media minions are key enablers of the war in Ukraine.

January 17, 2023

Why Political Prisoner Day matters around the world — and in my Moscow prison

The number of political prisoners in Russia is approaching late Soviet-era levels.

November 10, 2022

Vladimir Kara-Murza from prison: In Putin’s Russia, dissent is now ‘treason’

I'm accused of treason by the people who really are destroying my country's future, its reputation and its standing in the world.

October 18, 2022

Putin’s war on Ukraine is also a war on truth

Thousands of Russians have voiced their opposition to the war on Ukraine.

October 13, 2022

Even from prison I can see opposition to Putin’s war growing

Opposition to the war among Russians received unexpected official confirmation thanks to a leaked poll.

August 5, 2022

Vladimir Kara-Murza from jail: I still intend to vote — and say no to the war

I'm determined to exercise my right to vote — even from prison.

July 25, 2022

Vladimir Kara-Murza: Prison doesn’t give me many views of the sun

June is my favorite month in Moscow, but I haven't been able to see much of it.

July 1, 2022