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Police Raid Open Russia Moscow Headquarters

Posted on April 27, 2017

Today at 16:00 Moscow time approximately 25 police officers from Russia’s special forces OMON unit arrived at the Moscow headquarters of Open Russia. Open Russia’s activity was officially ruled as “undesirable” by the Russian Prosecutor General yesterday in a controversial …

Russian Attorney General Declares Open Russia ‘Undesirable Organisation’

Posted on April 26, 2017

Today the Russian Attorney General officially declared Open Russia’s activity ‘undesirable’.  The decision extends to Open Russia’s London-based office, as well as to the US-based Institute of Modern Russia. This controversial decision comes just days before the Enough demonstrations are …

As Russian Society Unites, The Kremlin Tightens The Screws

Posted on April 24, 2017

On April 29 2017 thousands of people will take to the streets of Russia’s cities as a part of the #ENOUGH campaign with official letters addressed to president Vladimir Putin demanding that he abide by the Russian constitution and refrain …

Tallinn Conference Elects New Leader Of The Open Russia Movement

Posted on April 18, 2017

After a long weekend of discussions, lectures, voting, vote-counting and re-counting; a new leader of the Open Russia movement has been elected. Aleksandr Soloviev, former assistant to State Duma deputy Dmitri Gudkov, joined the Open Russia movement in 2016 and …

Khodorkovsky Makes Way For Next Generation of Open Russia Movement

Posted on April 13, 2017

On April 16, 2017 at 12:00 local time the Open Russia movement will hold a press briefing in Tallinn, Estonia, where Mikhail Khodorkovsky will introduce the new chairman of the movement and members of the federal council who will be …

Open Russia launches international #ENOUGH campaign

Posted on April 13, 2017

This year is Vladimir Putin’s 17th year in power.  Over the course of nearly two decades civil liberties in Russia have been rapidly withdrawn and the economy is in a state of stagnation due to epidemic corruption.  #ENOUGH is enough.  …

Kremlin Cracks Down On Opposition As Trump Envoy Arrives in Moscow

Posted on April 12, 2017

As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow to discuss US-Russia strategy in Syria, the Russian authorities are unleashing fresh attacks on the opposition.  Tillerson has recently taken a harsher line on Russia, calling the country “incompetent” in …

U.S. Senate Hearing Calls for Dialogue with Russian Civil Society

Posted on April 5, 2017

On March 29, Open Russia coordinator Vladimir Kara-Murza testified at a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations where he, along with NDI’s Dr. Laura Jewett and Jan Erik Surotchak of the International Republican Institute, discussed civil society perspectives …

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