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Championing a Russia of the People, Not of Putin

Linas Jegelevicius
Board of Contributors
Oct 21, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses the legacy of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov during a hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C. Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow in February 2015.

Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses the legacy of Boris Nemtsov during a hearing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C. Kara-Murza is chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom, named for the Russian opposition leader who was shot and killed in Moscow in February 2015. Russian state media have labeled Kara-Murza a traitor for his democratic lobbying efforts in the West.

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Vladimir Kara-Murza is the deputy chairman of Open Russia, a pro-democracy group, who recently served as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of U.S. Sen. John McCain. Russian state media have labeled Kara-Murza a traitor for his democratic lobbying efforts in the West and twice he has been hospitalized...

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