Fighting for freedom in Russia

President's Lecture Series with Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Photo: Courtesy of Vladimir Kara-Murza

Event details

"However strong the dictatorship, when people are prepared to stand up for their freedom, all that strength becomes powerless." — Vladimir Kara‐Murza

$15 to $20
CMHR, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1

One of Russia's most outspoken advocates for democracy and human rights, Vladimir Kara‐Murza has been on the front lines of opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Twice poisoned in the past three years, Kara‐Murza is unswayed from the fight for freedom and democracy. He was a pallbearer at the Sept. 1 funeral of U.S. Senator John McCain in Washington DC. 

In this lecture, he will explore how Russians can bring about democratic change and how the West can best help. His talk will be followed by a discussion with Museum President and CEO John Young and a public question‐and‐answer session.

Light refreshments will be served.


Student (with ID)$17
Seniors (65+ with ID)$17
Group Rate (10 or more)$15

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation.

The lecture will also be livestreamed through the website of The Globe and Mail.

Video: Livestream: Fighting for freedom in Russia

More about this event series

Explore human rights issues from around the world with distinguished guest speakers who address important topics in conversation with the audience.

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