Vladimir V. Kara-Murza

Chairman, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom

Russia

Vladimir Kara-Murza is a democracy activist, politician, author, and filmmaker. He was a longtime colleague of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and chairs the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom. 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 passage of the Magnitsky legislation that imposed targeted sanctions on Russian human rights violators. He is a contributing writer at the Washington Post and hosts a show on Echo of Moscow radio. He has directed three documentary films, They Chose Freedom, Nemtsov, and My Duty to Not Stay Silent; and is the author of Reform or Revolution: The Quest for Responsible Government in the First Russian State Duma (2011). He holds an M.A. in History from Cambridge.