May 11, 2012

On May 11, the Atlantic Council's Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted a conversation with Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza, prominent Russian journalist and member of the federal council of Solidarnost (“Solidarity”) — Russia’s democratic opposition movement, which was instrumental in organizing mass protests after Russia’s 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia.

Ross Wilson, director of the Council's Patriciu Eurasia Center, provided the introduction, and Dr. Donald N. Jensen, senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Transatlantic Relations, moderated the discussion.

Mr. Kara-Murza discussed the mood and climate in Russia, the protests, and the future plans of the opposition, as well as the direction of Russia’s foreign and domestic politics in the upcoming years.