Prepare for democracy in Russia

05.06.2023 12:47

Prepare for democracy in Russia

Russian opposition (120486)

The EPP Group wants a democratic transformation of Russia. To facilitate this transformation, the Group will host a two-day roundtable event, today Monday and tomorrow Tuesday, with leaders and activists of Russia's opposition.

"Democracy in Russia is key to sustainable peace on the European continent. Therefore, we need a regular and structured dialogue with the Russian democratic forces so that the EU can have a long-term strategy to support democracy in Russia. Consequently, we will also be more effective in defending Ukraine against Putin's war of aggression", says Andrius Kubilius MEP, Parliament’s Spokesman on Russia and co-organiser of the event. 

More than 250 representatives of the Russian opposition and media are expected to attend the event in Brussels. Among the speakers are Boris Akunin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Evgenia Kara-Murza, Sergey Davidis, Natalia Arno, Orlando Figes, Garry Kasparov, Zhanna Nemtsova, Dmitry Gudkov, Leonid Gozman, Roman Liberov, Vladimir Milov, Boris Zimin, and many other activists. 

See the full programme here.

A PRESS CONFERENCE will take place on Tuesday 6 June at 16.30 hrs in room 'Spinelli 3E2' in the European Parliament.

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See also an Op-Ed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky related to the event: The future of Russia - and its opposition.

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 177 Members from all EU Member States

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