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Episode 18: Rule of Law Season – The Democracy Activist Putin Wants Dead


Vladimir Kara-Murza has spent the better part of the last two decades fighting for the rule of law in Russia as a journalist, filmmaker and opposition politician. But in Putin’s Russia, this is a very dangerous line of work. Not once, but twice, he has been the victim of a poison attack and barely escaped with his life. Just last weekend, he was arrested and detained by the Russian government during a meeting of independent and opposition politicians. These are all clear signs of the total lack of rule of law in Russia, but Vladimir continues to press bravely forward in his work advocating for democracy. In this episode, we talk about the change that Vladimir sees coming to Russia, what it will take to eventually end Putin’s reign, and the outlook for a post-Putin Russia.

Read Vladimir Kara-Murza’s opinion pieces in The Washington Post

Bellingcat Investigation into Vladimir Kara-Murza’s Suspected Poisonings

Putin’s Palace YouTube documentary


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