Evgenia Kara-Murza

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Evgenia Kara-Murza (@ekaramurza) is Advocacy Director of the Free Russia Foundation and wife of imprisoned Russian politician and human rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza. Evgenia graduated with honors from the Moscow State Linguistic University and worked as a translator and interpreter for several non-governmental human rights organizations, including the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict, Modern Russia, and the Free Russia Foundation, before joining her husband in his pro-democracy and human rights work.

As Advocacy Director of the Free Russia Foundation, Evgenia Kara-Murza helps FRF’s efforts in public diplomacy and global outreach on behalf of Russian civil society. She is a part of FRF’s global campaign for solidarity with Russian anti-war and pro-democracy activists both inside and outside of the country and continues her husband’s work of being a voice of political prisoners in the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced in Russia in 2023 to 25 years for high treason in a politically motivated case. Evgenia Kara-Murza ensures the continuation of his years-long work of engaging multilateral oversight mechanisms at the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to hold the Russian government to account for violating its international commitments on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, and to establish personal accountability for Kremlin officials complicit in corruption and human rights abuses.

She is also on LinkedIn.

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