“The 11th Free Russia Forum, the largest platform for Russia’s opposition outside of the Russian Federation, is getting underway in Vilnius on Thursday.
The two-day forum includes panel discussions entitled “The Last Dictators of Europe: Lessons from Civil Resistance in Russia and Belarus” and “Opposition in Emigration: From Words to Action”.
Russia’s economy and Vladimir Putin’s “war with history” are other topics to be discussed.
Russian opposition figures Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Garry Kasparov will hold a discussion on whether Russia can “get rid of the curse of the dictatorship”.
Some speakers are participating the event in Vilnius in person, while others are joining online.
Held twice a year in Lithuania since 2016, the forum brings together Russian opposition figures, politicians, political analysts and experts from different countries to discuss the situation in Russia.”