Patriotism. A project by Misha Friedman and IMR



Chairwoman of Moscow Helsinki Group, the leading Russian human rights organization. In the 1980’s, she was one of the original Soviet-era dissidents who spoke out against repression. From 1999 to 2004, she served as President of the International Helsinki Federation of Human Rights, an umbrella group of human rights organizations from 38 countries.


Pavel Khodorkovsky is the president of the Institute of Modern Russia, an organization he founded to continue the work his father Mikhail Khodorkovsky began through the Open Russia Foundation. The Institute of Modern Russia seeks to promote the development of civil society in Russia by reinforcing the rule of law and strengthening relationships between Russia and other countries. Since his father’s arrest in 2003, Khodorkovsky has been unable to return to Russia for fear of political persecution and actions against him aimed at pressuring his father to abandon his legal battle. Khodorkovsky holds a business administration degree from Babson College.


Interview. "Rain TV" from March 28, 2012 (Russian version).
Pavel Khodorkovsky's address to the European Parliament of March 12, 2012.
Interview. from March 7, 2012.
Interview. "Rain TV" from October 19, 2011 (Russian version).
Interview. A joint project by IMR and "Snob" magazine from September 19, 2011.


President of International League for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization based in New York. For 60 years this organization has been raising human rights issues and cases before the UN and other intergovernmental organizations, helping to amplify their voices and coordinate strategies for effective human-rights protection.


Founder and executive officer of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, and specializing in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals.
Lidiya Dukhovich


Lidiya Dukhovich, the Director of the Institute of Modern Russia, has previously served as In-House Counsel for the Institute, after four years with the New York City Council. She is admitted to practice law and is an active member of the Bar in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida.