Evgenia Kara-Murza

Evgenia Kara-Murza is a Russian human rights activist and wife of political prisoner Vladimir Kara-Murza, twice-poisoned Russian opposition leader, imprisoned since April 11, 2022 for protesting the war on Ukraine

Born in Russia’s Far East, Evgenia graduated with honors from the Moscow State Linguistic University. She worked as a translator and interpreter in Russian, English, and French for pro-democracy NGOs including the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, the Institute of Modern Russia, and Pen America.

She subsequently joined her husband Vladimir at the Free Russia Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan international organization supporting civil society and democratic development in Russia. Advocating for human rights accountability and promoting civil society and democratic change in Russia, she serves as the foundation’s Advocacy Coordinator.

Evgenia currently lives in exile with her two daughters. Alongside her work for Free Russia, she travels across the globe advocating for her husband’s release.

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