“Human Rights Abuses in Putin’s Russia”

A conversation with:
Senator Mark Kirk
US Senate

Carl Gershman
National Endowment for Democracy

Rob Berschinski 
Deputy Assistant of State
Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of State

Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow
JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Introduced and Moderated by:
John Herbst
Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council


On February 27, one year ago, Boris Nemtsov was gunned down just steps away from the Kremlin. His murder has since become the symbol of the increasing oppression and human rights abuses in Russia under President Putin. To mark the one year anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s death, the Senate Human Rights Caucus and the Atlantic Council will host a discussion on human rights abuses in Putin’s Russia. This briefing will also seek to examine the current political environment in Russia and address important questions, including: What human rights violations are occurring? How can policymakers support human rights in Russia?

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.

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US Senate
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room 562
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.