Vladimir V. Kara-Murza

Politician, author, historian


Vladimir Kara-Murza is a politician, author, and historian. 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. Kara-Murza played a key role in the adoption of targeted Magnitsky sanctions on Russian human rights violators. He is a contributing writer at the Washington Post and hosts a weekly 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. He holds an M.A. (Cantab.) in History from Cambridge.