We want Russia to be open
Open Russia aims to connect and unite Russian citizens who seek a state governed by the rule of law, with a strong civil society, regular free and fair elections, and the promotion of democratic values. The organisation is building a solid, sustainable foundation for democratic governance when change eventually, and inevitable, comes to Russia.
“We’re working to ensure that, when everything collapses, Russia has political forces created with society’s understanding and recognition that will keep the country from making the same mistakes all over again. The goal is to show people both inside and outside of Russia that there is another model of existence in our country, open to the world, not isolationist. And we need political forces that will act with a clear plan, putting the country on a healthy, democratic track of development, guided by the rule of law, the separation of powers, and fair elections.” — Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Founder of Open Russia
In today’s Russia political oppression is a fact of life. In the last few years alone serious sentences have been handed out for such things as attending peaceful street demonstrations, for “offending believers”, and even sharing posts on Vkontakte (Russia’s alternative to Facebook).
You can help Open Russia provide support to victims and the families of victims of political repression by making a donation.
All donations, no matter how big or small, are warmly welcomed.