Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2023

In Osteuropa 1-2/2023

In the Name of the People
Vladimir Kara-Murza: 25 Years in a Camp for 25 Years in Politics

Vera Čeliščeva

Deutsche Fassung


Vladimir Kara-Murza has been indefatigably committed to his country since the age of 18. For him, freedom, democracy, and the rule of law in Russia are paramount. He fought against electoral fraud, political persecution, and impunity for murderers in uniform, was forced to witness the murder of his ally and friend Boris Nemtsov, and barely survived two poison attacks. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he joined others in calling on the international community to declare Russia’s political leadership war criminals for ordering the attack on Ukraine. Now, Kara-Murza has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The regime wants his political and physical death. His struggle will continue – until he is rehabilitated in the name of the people in a democratic Russia.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2023, pp. 19–28)