Vladimir V. Kara-Murza
Vice Chairman, Open RussiaRussia
Vice-Chairman of Open Russia, a Russian pro-democracy movement. He was a longtime colleague and advisor to opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and chairs the Nemtsov Foundation. Kara-Murza is a former deputy leader of the People’s Freedom Party and was a candidate for the Russian State Duma. He played a key role in the campaign for the passage of the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 law that imposed targeted sanctions on Russian human rights violators. Kara-Murza writes regular commentary for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and other periodicals. He produced They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on Soviet dissidents. Vladimir Kara-Murza holds an M.A. in History from University of Cambridge.