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Open Russia 2016 Annual Report

Posted on March 2, 2017

At Open Russia, we have always been about looking beyond the news, thinking about a better, alternative future. And in 2016 we did many things that we believe will act as a catalyst for that future. There is an alternative, …

The Rear-View Mirror 2016

Posted on December 26, 2016

To liven up the last week of the year, we thought we’d look in our rear-view mirror. Last Friday, in his annual televised press conference, our beloved President Putin gave his view of the world. As a counterweight to that …

“Journalism as a Profession” awards

Posted on December 9, 2016

Open Russia presented the inaugural “Journalism as a Profession” awards at a ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia, where Mikhail Khodorkovsky also launched the Open Media project. On the day of the awards ceremony, all of those journalists that had been shortlisted …

Court in Ireland unfreezes Khodorkovsky’s funds

Posted on December 7, 2016

Statement by Mikhail Khodorkovsky on the decision of the Dublin District Court to grant his Section 19 application to unfreeze assets in an investment fund, worth in excess of $100 million, of which Mr Khodorkovsky is a beneficiary Wednesday, 7th December …

Boris Nemtsov Forum, Brussels

Posted on November 29, 2016

The Boris Nemtsov Forum in Brussels looked at ways to strengthen EU-Russia people-to-people relations. Several hundred representatives of Russian and EU civil society organisations, EU officials and MEPs took part. Major media outlets gave the Forum extensive coverage, including Euronews, France24 …

Open Russia becomes a movement

Posted on November 15, 2016

The event that took place in Helsinki on 12 November could well be described as historic. More than 80 social activists and politicians from various regions in Russia adopted the articles of association, manifesto and programme of action of the …

Live Elections Update From the Open Elections Headquarters in Moscow

Posted on September 16, 2016

Live Elections Update From the Open Elections Headquarters in Moscow September 18th, 2016 Parliamentary elections will be held in Russia on 18 September 2016, having been brought forward from 4 December. The Open Elections Moscow headquarters will offer live updates …

Plan for life after Putin

Posted on July 21, 2016

MBK: “Today, despite enormous pressure from the authorities, thousands of activists participate in Russian election campaigns to support the democratic opposition. Included are 24 young political leaders supported by Open Russia. This educated, engaged and passionately pro-European generation is already …

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