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 11 April 2022 for protesting the war on Ukraine

Born in Russia’s Far East, Evgenia graduated with honours 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 Director.

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



Opening Address with Evgenia Kara-Murza

Human rights activist, wife of jailed Russian prisoner of conscience and opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, Evgenia Kara-Murza, addresses the 15th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for her remarks. Full Remarks Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I am deeply honoured and deeply humbled to be standing on this