“Saving the Honor of Russia”: Film on Soviet Dissidents Presented in London

On March 24, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Legatum Institute co-hosted the London screening of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the Soviet dissident movement. The panelists, who included the legendary Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, discussed both the history and the present-day challenges of standing up for human rights and freedom in Russia.

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (London)

On March 24, 2014, in London, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Legatum Institute will present the English-language version of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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VIDEO: IMR Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky

On February 11, in New York City, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Harriman Institute held a screening of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Below is the video recording of the discussion with one of the film’s participants, legendary Soviet-era dissident and writer Vladimir Bukovsky, and with the film’s author, Vladimir Kara-Murza.

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They Chose Freedom: Film Screenings and Discussions with Vladimir Bukovsky

On February 11 and 13, the Institute of Modern Russia organized two screenings of the documentary film They Chose Freedom. The screenings were followed by a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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IMR Holds Conference on Corruption in the Sochi Olympics

On January 30, the Institute of Modern Russia (IMR) held a conference entitled “Olympic Abuses: Russia Before the Sochi Games” at the National Press Club in Washington DC. At this forum, which featured representatives of the Russian opposition, IMR launched its new interactive online guide to corruption in the Sochi Olympics.

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (New York City)

On February 11, 2014, the Institute of Modern Russia and the Harriman Institute will present the English-language version of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents. Film Screening and Discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky (Washington DC)

On February 13, 2014, the Institute of Modern Russia and Freedom House will present the English-language version of They Chose Freedom, a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with Vladimir Bukovsky, one of the leading Soviet-era dissidents.

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IMR Participates in 45th ASEEES Convention

From November 21 to November 24, the 45th Annual Convention for the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) was held in Boston. As part of the convention, IMR organized two panels and a roundtable.

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A Decade of Injustice: IMR Exhibit on Capitol Hill

On October 22, the Institute of Modern Russia, Freedom House, and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice co-hosted an exhibit on Capitol Hill commemorating the tenth anniversary of the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s most prominent political prisoner.

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Putin’s “Postmodern Dictatorship” Discussed in Washington

On October 15, prominent experts and politicians gathered in Washington DC to discuss recent political developments in Russia. The discussion was based on British researcher Peter Pomerantsev’s paper “Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship.” The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Modern Russia, the Legatum Institute, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

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