Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Apr 7, 2022

Peace in Europe ‘will not exist’ as long as Putin is in power, says Mikhail Khodorkovsky

By Katherine Walla

The exiled Russian businessman appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event, where he said the West can no longer bury its head in the sand when it comes to Putin’s goals.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Jailed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and exiled from Russia, businessman and philanthropist Mikhail Khodorkovsky has for years been a leading figure in efforts to build a future for Russia that is prosperous and fair and supported global efforts to envision a democratic and successful Russia, including through support for the Atlantic Council’s work . With unique insight into the realities of Putin’s Russia and its challenges, Khodorkovsky joined the Atlantic Council at a critical time to discuss escalating repressions and crackdowns on dissent in Russia, the war in Ukraine, and the future of Russia.

An #ACFrontPage event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a virtual event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s fifteen Programs and Centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming each week.

A conversation with

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Open Russia movement

Moderated by

issue spotlight

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to promote policies that strengthen stability, democratic values, and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe in the West to the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia in the East.