Khodorkovsky and Kasparov among speakers at Free Russia Forum in Vilnius | LRT English | December 2, 2021


This article is a reprint from the English-language website of Lithuanian National Television and Radio. You can read the original HERE.


“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.”


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